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Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona. Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet.
Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo. House of Capulet Capulet is the patriarch of the house of Capulet. Lady Capulet is the matriarch of the house of Capulet.
Tybalt is a cousin of Juliet, the nephew of Lady Capulet. Peter, Sampson, and Gregory are servants of the Capulet household. House of Montague Montague is the patriarch of the house of Montague. Lady Montague is the matriarch of the house of Montague. Abram and Balthasar are servants of the Montague household.
An Apothecary who reluctantly sells Romeo poison. A Chorus reads a prologue to each of the first two acts. Oil on canvas, The play, set in VeronaItalybegins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies.
Prince Escalus of Verona intervenes and declares that further breach of the peace will be punishable by death.
Later, Count Paris talks to Capulet about marrying his daughter Julietbut Capulet asks Paris to wait another two years and invites him to attend a planned Capulet ball. Persuaded by Benvolio and MercutioRomeo attends the ball at the Capulet house in hopes of meeting Rosaline.
However, Romeo instead meets and falls in love with Juliet. Romeo makes himself known to her and they agree to be married. Tybalt, meanwhile, still incensed that Romeo had snuck into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel.
Romeo, now considering Tybalt his kinsman, refuses to fight. Mercutio is fatally wounded when Romeo attempts to break up the fight. Grief-stricken and wracked with guilt, Romeo confronts and slays Tybalt. Benvolio argues that Romeo has justly executed Tybalt for the murder of Mercutio.
Juliet visits Friar Laurence for help, and he offers her a potion that will put her into a deathlike coma for "two and forty hours". On the night before the wedding, she takes the drug and, when discovered apparently dead, she is laid in the family crypt.
Heartbroken, Romeo buys poison from an apothecary and goes to the Capulet crypt. He encounters Paris who has come to mourn Juliet privately. Believing Romeo to be a vandal, Paris confronts him and, in the ensuing battle, Romeo kills Paris.
Still believing Juliet to be dead, he drinks the poison. Juliet then awakens and, discovering that Romeo is dead, stabs herself with his dagger and joins him in death. The feuding families and the Prince meet at the tomb to find all three dead. Romeo and Juliet borrows from a tradition of tragic love stories dating back to antiquity.William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet: Apart from the early Titus Andronicus, the only other play that Shakespeare wrote prior to that is classified as a tragedy is Romeo and Juliet (c.
–96), which is quite untypical of the tragedies that are to follow. Written more or less at the time when Shakespeare was writing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, .
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Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare homepage | Romeo and Juliet | Entire play ACT I PROLOGUE Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, JULIET Romeo! ROMEO My dear? JULIET At what o'clock to-morrow Shall I send to thee?
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In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and .