O true apothecary!
"O true apothecary!
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die."
With these words, Romeo dies in this story of doomed love. The
lovers, belonging to families of Verona long at war with each
other, have secretly married and wish to run away. Juliet, with the
help of Friar Laurence, has taken a potion that allows her to feign
death, planning to wake up and run off with her Romeo.
Unfortunately, through a series of misunderstandings, Romeo
believes Juliet is really dead, and so buys poison from an
apothecary. Standing over her body in the crypt, Romeo drinks the
quick-acting poison, kisses Juliet's lips, and falls to the floor,