I have been listening once again to the Folger Library's dramatic audiobook rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and it occurred to me that someone needs to write a paper on the Lucretian influence in this particular play. Well—someone has done just that!
This link gives a flavor of the approach that Dr. Roychoudhury has taken, and I pronounce myself in love with it!
I have not read the paper yet, which is actually a chapter out of her book, Phantasmatic Shakespeare, but it just moved to the top of my list.
When I have read the work, I will report back;
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.