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.
- In 1982, Hallmark also released a wall decoration featuring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as the star crossed lovers.
- In an episode of Theater in the Park on Sesame Street, Telly Monster takes the role of Romeo in Romeo & Alphabet.
- At the end of a "Monster Clubhouse" sketch, Mel (in monster-gibberish) remarks that "Parting is such sweet sorrow", a line spoken by Juliet in Act II of the play.
- Baby Kermit and Baby Piggy play Romeo and Juliet in the 1991 Muppet Babies coloring book A Trip Through Time.
- Kenneth Branagh has appeared in a production(date unknown, but it was prior to 1990)
- Claire Danes played Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
- John Gielgud played Chorus in a 1978 television adaptation
- John Leguizamo played Tybalt in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
- Baz Luhrmann directed Romeo + Juliet (1996)
- Ian McKellen played Romeo in a 1976 Royal Shakespeare Company production
- Rudolf Nureyev played Romeo in a 1966 televised ballet
- Joseph O'Conor played Friar Laurence in a television adaptation
- Pete Postlethwaite played Father Laurence in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
- Alan Rickman played Tybalt in a 1978 television adaptation