Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their […]

Midday on Monday, a street in Verona Characters: Mercutio, Benvolio, Romeo, Nurse and Peter Benvolio and Mercutio discuss Tybalt’s letter which challenged Romeo. Then Romeo joins in their conversation. Then the Nurse rocks up and says “Gentlemen, can any of you tell me where i may find the young Romeo?’ After she asks ‘If you be […]

Monday morning, Friar Lawrence Friar Lawrence and Romeo Friar Lawrence is out with his basket picking herbs for his potions. Then Romeo come in and Friar Lawrence senses something is up and says ‘God pardon sin! wast thou with Rosaline?’ but Romeo says ‘With Rosaline, my ghostly father? no; I have forgotten that name, and that […]

Act 2, Scene 1 Late Sunday Night outside Capulet’s orchard Romeo alone, Mercutio and Benvolio Romeo hides from Mercutio and Benvolio while they are joking about Romeo’s love for Rosaline.

Very late Sunday night/early Monday morning in Capulet’s orchard Characters: Romeo, Juliet and Nurse Romeo is hiding, Juliet is on the balcony and thinking she’s alone and reveals that she is in love for Romeo. Romeo listens and when Juliet calls on him to “doff” his name, he comes out and says, “call me but […]

Act 1, Scene 5. Location: Capulet’s house, Sunday night.                                                                         Characters: Serving Men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Nurse […]

How does Shakespeare use metaphors to show Romeos inner thoughts in Act 1, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare uses many metaphors in Romeo and Juliet to show thoughts of the characters.  In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo remembers having a dream that at the party it might steer him down a terrible path with […]