A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROMEO

Wed, 22 Sep '21
"Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" speaker
Fri, 27 Aug '21
"Oh, I am fortune's fool!" speaker
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Juliet's love
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Name said twice before "Wherefore art thou"
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Shakespeare character who cries "Then I defy you, stars!"