William Shakespeare is almost universally considered the English language's most famous and greatest writer. In fact, the only people who might dispute that are those who think he didn't write the surviving 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems still attributed to him. Even people who never get around to reading his works in class are instantly familiar with titles like King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Shakespeare. As You Like It is obviously not one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, but it is one of his more lighthearted. The play is a comedy about a young girl who leaves home with a bunch of characters, and eventually the play ends as a love story.