Story of Romeo and Juliet
Act 1 Scene 2
Act 1 Scene 3
At some point, Romeo gets to dance with Juliet, and the two kiss in private.
O, she doth teach
the torches to burn bright!
Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this
Beauty too rich to use, for earth too
The measure done,
I'll watch her place of stand, and,
touching hers, make my blessed my rude
Act 2 Scene 1
After the ball, Romeo infiltrates the Capulet walls and speaks to his lover, Juliet.
Act 2 Scene 3
At the church, Friar Laurence weds the two star-crossed lovers in privacy.
Act 3 Scene 1
Tybalt, still angry from yesterday, confronts Mercutio of Romeo's whereabouts. Mercutio soon brings up a spar, but Romeo shows up. Mercutio then tries to protect Romeo by fighting Tybalt, but the star-crossed lover stops. However, Tybalt fatally wounds Mercutio and leaves. Mercutio yells "A plague on both your houses!" before dying.
O sweet Juliet,
thy beauty hath made me effeminate,
and in my temper softened the valor's
Act 3 Scene 2
In Friar Laurence's abbey, Juliet's Nurse encounters a weeping Romeo and in forms him that Juliet had also wept learning that her cousin is dead, but mostly that her husband has been banished. Laurence assures them that he will find a way to reunite them. Romeo, feeling slightly better, goes to the Capulet House to see Juliet once more before he leaves Verona.
Spakest thou of Juliet? How is it with
Doth not she think me of an old murtherer,
Now I have stain'd the childhood of our
with blood remov'd but little from her
Act 3 Scene 3
In an unfortunate turn of events, the morning stirs and Romeo leaves for Mantua. Juliet assures him not to go, but is convinced to not stop him.
Later, Lady Capulet mentions that she will send someone to assassinate Romeo.
Act 4 Scene 1
Act 4 Scene 2
Friar Laurence's messenger heads to Mantua, but is delayed when Shakespeare is spotted fleeing from Bran. The messenger stalls Bran long enough for Shakespeare, but is defeated by the Guardian of Avon.
Act 5 Scene 1
Because the messenger took too long to deliver the letter, Romeo received word from another source that his wife died.
In an act of rage, he heads to a poor apothecary (a pharmacist) and purchases poison from him. The apothecary informs Romeo that Mantua has a law that would put a person who sold poison to death, but the poverty of the apothecary creates the deal. However, since he has no poison, Romeo gathers Mantua Poison Herbs to receive the drug. Romeo then plans to use the poison so he can lie with Juliet in her grave.
Meanwhile, Laurence's messenger recovers from unconsciousness. The messenger, realizing that it is too late to deliver the letter, informs Laurence that the letter could not be delivered because of the monsters. Horrified, Laurence sends the messenger to Juliet's grave to recover her while Laurence attempts to locate Romeo.
Come hither, man. Hold, there is forty
ducats: let me have A dram of poison,
such spoon-speeding gear As will
disperse itself through all the veins
That the life-weary taker may fall dead
And that the trunk may be discharged
Act 5 Scene 2
In the tomb, Romeo says his final words to Juliet and drinks the poison.
Moments later, Juliet wakes up and finds a dead Romeo who drunk poison to his doom. She finds his dagger and uses it to kill herself.
O my love! Death hath no power
yet upon thy beauty.
Lips, O you the doors of breath
Seal with a righteous kiss a dateless
bargain to engrossing death.
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury