The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was a play written by human playwright William Shakespeare in the late 16th century. The play is one of the more welll known plays written by Shakespeare. One of Shakespeare's tragedies, the play featured two young humans from rival families - Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet - who met and fell in love in 14th century Verona, Italy. Unable to remain together because of their warring families, both eventually committed suicide.
After attending a dinner on board the USS Enterprise-A in 2293, Klingon General Chang told Captain James T. Kirk, "parting is such sweet sorrow", a quote from the play. (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
Jean-Luc Picard was once a member of a theater company that performed the play. In this particular production, except for Juliet all the other female roles were played by men. Attracted to the young woman who played Juliet, Picard played the nurse in this production in order to be close to this young woman.(TNG novel: Q-in-Law)
In 2366, Doctor Beverly Crusher compared the upcoming wedding between two rival families of the Tizarin race to Romeo and Juliet. Much to Captain Picard's irritation, Lieutenant Commander Data dismissed the play as commentary on negligent parents and suicide. (TNG novel: Q-in-Law)
During their encounter with the Children of Tama, Deanna Troi used an allusion to the play ("Juliet on her balcony") to illustrate the way the aliens used metaphor as language. (TNG episode: "Darmok")
|Selected works of William Shakespeare|
|Hamlet • Henry V • King Lear • Macbeth • Othello • Romeo and Juliet • Timon of Athens|
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Garth Brooks and Miss Piggy attempt to perform the Balcony Scene on episode 102 of Muppets Tonight, but they are interrupted by Andy and Randy as the Two Gentlemen of Verona. Eventually, they bring the balcony (and their aunt Piggy) down.
|Official quest description: Romeo and Juliet are desperately in love, but Juliet's father doesn't approve. Help them to find a way to get married and live happily ever after.|
|Release date: 1 December 2000 (Update)|
|Start: Speak to Romeo in Varrock square|
|Members only: No|
|Items needed: One bunch of cadava berries.|
|Monsters to kill: None|
Talk to Juliet, who is located in the second floor of the house (usually standing on the balcony or sometimes in her bedroom) directly out of Varrock west gate, just west of the bank. She will give you a letter for Romeo.
Romeo reads the letter and doesn't know what to do. He suggests going to Father Lawrence, located in the Varrock chapel just north of Varrock's east bank. After a bit of an argument, he mentions a cadava potion, and asks you to speak to the Apothecary. He is just west of Varrock's south gate, in a little house with the symbol of a purple potion, right at the back of Varrock Swordshop.
Speak to the Apothecary and he will tell you he needs cadava berries. They can be found near the East Varrock Mine, and you need to pick them from the bushes containing the pink berries. The red berries are redberries, and cannot be used for the quest. Alternately, one could grow a cadava bush and pick berries off it, or just purchase them on the Grand Exchange. After getting them, return to the Apothecary and he will make the potion. Drinking this potion will result in temporarily knocking yourself out.
Note that it is possible to make multiple potions, but other than a funny little scene, it is almost impossible to use and the only way to use it is in the apothecary.
Now, head back to Juliet and give her the potion. You will now see a cut scene of her "dying", though she really falls into a coma. Go back to Romeo and tell him that he must rescue Juliet from the crypt. Apparently, he needs someone to accompany him.
You will now see another cut scene of you entering with Romeo. When he sees Juliet's cousin, Phillipa, he forgets all about Juliet and falls in love with her. You have now completed the quest!