There are many different justifications which can be used to identify the target audience for William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
First, Romeo and Juliet is most read in the high school classroom. While this environment may not have been what Shakespeare had in mind when creating the play, many high schoolers are familiar with the play only because of reading it in school. This audience is important because it helps to teach about the problems associated with young love, parental intrusion, and tragedy.
Second, one could say that the target audience for the play are those who simply love Shakespeare. One's simplistic love for his writings automatically make one a target for his plays.
Lastly, one could generalize the target audience as being one of both the young and the old. Both children (young lovers) and adults (the parents of young lovers) can learn from Romeo and Juliet.
Therefore, one could easily state that there is no target audience for the play. Like most texts, a target audience is hard to define. Unless a text is roted in history, science, or another specific field, an author cannot narrowly specify who will love their work.