In "Nanette, An Aside," after Nanette tells Tradutorri that she loves the head waiter, Tradutorri says that she feels like "a veritable mere Capulet. In "The Treasure of Far Island," the narrator says that the same moon that shone over Romeo and Juliet and Paris shines on Douglass Burnham and Margie Van Dyck, and in "Flavia and Her Artists," Jemima Broadwood refers to "the unhappy daughter of the Capulets."
According to an 1894 Journal article, Cather writes: "Juliet was certainly the most girlish of Shakespeare's heroines, but she is more than a girl. No one can read the 'Gallop apace' scene (scene 2, act 3) and say that Shakespeare did not mean Juliet to be a woman."
According to an 1899 Courier article, Cather writes: Describing playwright Clyde Fitch, Cather quotes Act 1, scene 2: "Too soon marred are those too early made."