Romeo and Juliet
Source: UpdateTime£º2015-09-21

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Scene 1 The Market Square

The city of Verona is split by a feud between the Montague and Capulet families.
The hatred between the two families is so serious that there is often fighting in the streets. Romeo, son of Lord Montague, is paying court to fair Rosaline, a Capulet. Tybalt, a hot-blooded Capulet, is always seeking to quarrel with Romeo and his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. The Prince of Verona keeps the peace with difficulty.

Scene 2 Juliet’s Anteroom
Juliet is playing with her companions and her nurse. Her parents, Lord and Lady Capulet arrive with Paris, a young noble man whom her parents have chosen to be her husband.

Scene 3 Outside the Capulet House
The Capulet family welcome their guests to a grand masked ball. Paris and Rosaline, who is still pursued by Romeo, are also invited. It is dangerous for Romeo, a Montague, to be seen at the Capulet house so he and his friends wear masks and join the ball in disguise.

Scene 4 Inside the Capulet House
The masked celebration begins. Juliet enters with her friends. Romeo and Juliet meet and are instantly captivated by each other. As they dance together, Romeo is recognised by Tybalt who becomes angry and tries to throw him out of the house. Lord Capulet intervenes and the guests depart.
Scene 5 The Capulet’s Garden
Juliet is standing on her balcony dreaming of Romeo. Romeo appears in the garden and they dance, declaring their eternal love for each other.

Scene 1 The Market Square

The following day in the market square, Juliet’s nurse arrives with a letter for Romeo. Romeo reads that Juliet has arranged for Friar Lawrence to marry them secretly in his chapel later the same day.

Scene 2 A Chapel
Romeo arrives at the chapel to be greeted by Friar Lawrence, Juliet arrives and the two lovers are married. The good Friar prays to the heaven to smile upon the act and to bury the old conflict between the two families.

Scene 3 The Market Square
Tybalt comes to the market square looking for Romeo. He tries to provoke Romeo to fight and when Romeo refuses, the challenge is taken by Mercutio. In the ensuing fight, Mercutio is killed. On seeing his friend slain£¬Romeo takes his revenge and kills Tybalt. Devastated by her close relative Tybalt’s death, Lady Capulet seeks revenge. The market place empties as Lady Capulet mourns her loss.

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Scene 1 Juliet’s Bedroom

Having spent their wedding night together Romeo wakes to realise that he must leave before he is discovered. Lord and Lady Capulet arrive to prepare for Juliet’s marriage to Paris. Juliet refuses to marry Paris and her parents are dismayed. In despair Juliet runs to Friar Lawrence to seek his help.

Scene 2 A Chapel
Arriving at the Chapel, Juliet explains her predicament to the Friar. He has a solution. She is to drink a potion that will send her into a deep sleep. Thinking her dead, her parents will place her in the family crypt. Meanwhile Friar Lawrence promises to tell Romeo of the plan. Romeo will return at night to carry Juliet away when she awakes. Juliet foresees herself reunited with Romeo..

Scene 3 Juliet’s Bedroom
Juliet agrees to be married to Paris. Left alone, she drinks the potion and fell into a deep sleep.

Scene 4 Juliet’s Anteroom
Morning breaks & Juliet’s nurse and friends arrive to prepare Juliet for her wedding. But when they try to wake her, she appears to be dead. The wedding turns into a funeral.

Scene 5 The Capulet Crypt
Juliet is laid to rest in the Capulet crypt. Romeo arrives. Not knowing of Friar Lawrence’s plan, he believes Juliet to be dead. He finds Paris and in the ensuing fight Paris is killed. Overcome by grief at the death of Juliet, Romeo poisons himself.
Juliet wakes and finds the bodies of Romeo and Paris in the crypt. Unable to live without Romeo, she takes her own life, so that she may be united with him forever.