Written in the early part of his career, this is one of William Shakespeare's most popular plays. It is about two "star crossed lovers" whose untimely deaths unite their feuding families. Today, the characters symbolize young love.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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This Book is inspired by Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
While still in school, Malala and her classmates enjoyed performing plays. Malala wrote a sketch based on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' (page 136).

Warm Bodies
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This Book is inspired by Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
This "zombie romance" make numerous allusions to Romeo and Juliet, the most obvious being the main characters names - "R" and Julie who fall in love.

It is referred to by these books...

Stranger in a Strange Land
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This Book refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Mike references this play and how Romeo "discorporated" too soon (Chapter 12)

It is the basis of these movies...

Gnomeo & Juliet
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Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo + Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

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It is referred to by these movies...

Beauty and the Beast

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This Movie refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Belle reads this book to the Beast
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Joe Versus the Volcano

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It is the basis of these television episodes...

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  7 
The King is Dead

This Television Episode is based on Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
A cutaway scene shows monkeys typing Romeo and Juliet, which is a reference to the infinite monkeys theorum (put an infinite number of monkeys in front of an infinite number of typewriters, and they will eventually create the works of Shakespeare)

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The Affair:
Season:  1  / Episode:  8 
8

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Noah is shown teaching a class on this play

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  3  / Episode:  10 
A Tittin' and a Hairin'

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
George Mendez (Pornstache) is visited by his mother in prison. He tells his mom that he has been writing short stories for Daya to remind her of other star-crossed lovers who overcame obstacles to be together. He names 'Romeo and Juliet' as one of those stories about star-crossed lovers. His mother is quick to point out that things didn't end well for Romeo and Juliet.

Ray Donovan:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Black Cadillac

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare

Boardwalk Empire:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Boardwalk Empire

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Nucky quotes the famous line, "A rose by any other name", but Doyle doesn't get the reference. Nucky tells him to "read a fucking book".

The Simpsons:
Season:  24  / Episode:  1 
Moonshine River

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Lisa finds a free event in New York City: Shakespeare in the park. The production is cancelled at the last minute, because of the actors fighting with each other. Lisa and Marge rally the audience to put on the performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' themselves.

The Office:
Season:  9  / Episode:  16 
Moving On

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Andy is upset to learn that Erin is now dating Pete. He tells the camera, "I don't care if they're freaking Romeo and Juliet. I feel like the guy Juliet dated before Romeo. Probably his boss."

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  11 
Mrs. Smartypants

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Frank helps Burt study for his G.E.D. test. They read Romeo and Juliet together, acting out portions of the play to help Burt understand the story of the play. Two quotes include "Do you bite your thumb at us, sir" and "A plague on both our houses".

Mad Men:
Season:  3  / Episode:  3 
My Old Kentucky Home

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
During an audition, a woman named Hillary gives a list of her work, saying "...and after that I played the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. And after that I played the maid in Tartuffe.".

The Middle:
Season:  3  / Episode:  15 
Valentine's Day III

This Television Episode refers to Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare
Brick writes a paper for school, titled "What Is Love?". Brick writes, "If you ask people about a great love story, they might tell you 'Romeo & Juliet' or Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger.".

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Age of Beard and Wix.com Commercial

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This is the school play in the ad

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