- Romeo and Juliet
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Scene 5: The Nurse returns to the impatient Juliet to tell her of the arrangements.
Scene 6: Romeo and Juliet depart to be married by the Friar. Romeo fails to prevent the others from fighting; Mercutio is killed, and Romeo swiftly avenges his friend by slaying Tybalt.
Romeo and Juliet
When the Prince discovers these events, Romeo is banished from Verona. Scene 2: The Nurse tells Juliet the bad news, but adds that Romeo will still visit her that night. Scene 3: Romeo hears the news of his exile from the Friar. The Nurse finds Romeo beside himself with grief. Scene 4: Capulet promises Juliet to Paris and sets the wedding date three days hence.
Scene 5: Romeo and Juliet part in the morning. Juliet asks the Friar for help and he outlines a plan involving a sleeping draught whereby the marriage with Paris may be avoided and she may join Romeo. Scene 2: Juliet makes no apparent difficulty when her father arranges the wedding with Paris. Scene 3: Juliet, not without anxiety, drinks off the potion provided by the Friar.
Scene 4: At dawn Capulet oversees preparations for the wedding-party. Scene 5: Juliet appears to be dead. The Friar advises her family to make ready for her funeral. He buys poison from an apothecary and determines to join her.
Scene 2: The Friar hears from a colleague that his message never reached Romeo and thus decides to be with Juliet when she wakes from the effects of the potion. Scene 3: Romeo, arriving at the tomb so that he may die with her, finds Paris who has brought flowers for the seemingly dead Juliet and kills him. After their initial meeting, Juliet secretly professes her love for Romeo who is listening at the bottom of her balcony.
As he makes his presence known to her, they imagine their futures together and agree to be married the next day by the Friar Laurence. The Friar hopes their union may reconcile the two feuding families. Tybalt, still enraged, seeks out Romeo and challenges him to a duel, but Romeo declines the fight, believing Tybalt should be his new kinsman.
Romeo's friend Mercutio takes on the duel on Romeo's behalf and is mortally wounded. Romeo is wracked with guilt and grief and finally confronts and kills Tybalt. Though Montague argues on his son's behalf, the Prince exiles Romeo from Verona under penalty of death. Romeo hides in Juliet's chamber for the night where the consummate their marriage.
Romeo & Juliet Play: Overview & Resources. Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare
Capulet attempts to marry Juliet to Paris and is dismayed when she refuses. Her pleas to her mother to delay the marriage fall upon deaf ears. Going again to the Friar Laurence for help, she obtains a potion that will make her appear to be in a deathlike coma. The fourth quarto, printed for Smethwick by William Stansby, appeared in John Smethwick also published the fifth quarto of , printed by R. British Library copies of Romeo and Juliet contains detailed bibliographic descriptions of all the quarto copies of the play. Shakespeare may have known the story of Romeo and Juliet in several versions for some years before he wrote his play.
Two sources were particularly important for its creation. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, where a feud between the Montague and Capulet families often leads to violence. Romeo and Juliet, the story. British Library, Huth.
Creation of the play
Larger image. Act 1 Young men belonging to the feuding families fight in the streets, but are stopped by the Prince of Verona. Lord and Lady Capulet consider a possible marriage between their only daughter Juliet and the County Paris. They hold a banquet at their house at which the two are to be introduced. Romeo, the only son of Lord and Lady Montague, attends the banquet with his friends in disguise.
Romeo and Juliet meet and immediately fall in love. They reveal their mutual love and decide to marry. The next day they meet at the cell of Friar Laurence, and he marries them. Act 3 Tybalt meets Romeo in the street and picks a quarrel with him.
ksucimibrabe.tk A fight begins, and as Romeo tries to stop it Tybalt fatally stabs his friend Mercutio.