5. Act I, scene 1Act I, scene 1
Old hatreds are rekindled between:
◦ The servants of Capulets & Montagues
◦ Tybalt and Benvolio
◦ The Capulets & Montagues
Prince of Verona decrees:
“If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives
shall pay the forfeit of the peace”
6. Act I, Scene I.Act I, Scene I.
Romeo Montague is heart-sick because
he’s been rejected by Rosaline
He asks his friend Benvolio, “ …teach me
how I should forget to think!”
Benvolio encourages, “By giving liberty
unto thine eyes. Examine other beauties”
7. Act 1, Scene II.Act 1, Scene II.
Paris- a young count, related to the
Prince, asks Lord Capulet to marry his
Capulet asks Paris to wait until Juliet is a
bit older than her present age – almost 14
He then invites Paris to a party at his
home to woo Juliet
Because 14 year
olds are WAYYY
different than 13
8. Act 1, Scene II.Act 1, Scene II.
Illiterate servant delivers invitations
Finds Romeo and his pals, and asks them
for assistance in reading the invitations
Romeo sees Rosaline’s name on an
invitation and decides to attend
Some guys just
can’t let go.
9. Act 1, Scene II.Act 1, Scene II.
Problem: The Capulets and Montagues are
Benvolio promises that he’ll assist Romeo
in comparing Rosaline to other more
beautiful women, and “. . .make thee
think thy swan a crow”
Romeo pouts that he’ll attend but have no
fun. insert sad face emoji
An 8 next to a
10 is no longer
10. Act I, Scene III.Act I, Scene III.
Lady Capulet asks her daughter,
Juliet, to “check out” Paris as a
Juliet complies, but has no
interest in marriage
11. Act I, Scene IIIAct I, Scene III
We meet Juliet’s nanny, the
nurse, who is especially
protective of her
We also find out that Juliet’s 14th
birthday is approaching –
Lammas Eve Apparently, they
12. Act I, Scene IV.Act I, Scene IV.
Romeo, Benvolio, & Mercutio are about to
crash the Capulet party
Romeo vows he won’t have any fun
because he’s depressed about Rosaline’s
“I am too sore enpierced with his
[Cupid’s] shaft to soar with his light
feathers. . .under love’s heavy burden do
i.e.- he’s being a party pooper
13. Act I, Scene IV.Act I, Scene IV.
Romeo begins to tell his pals about an
ominous dream he had
Mercutio mocks him
Romeo rebukes him, and then tells about
his dream, which makes him reluctant to
go to the party
14. Act I, Scene IVAct I, Scene IV
Romeo feels Fate has
predetermined that some
event tonight will cost him
It’s like he knows!!!
15. Act I, Scene V.Act I, Scene V.
Lord Capulet begins the
party, inviting all to dance.
Romeo spies Juliet, and
immediately falls heavily in
love with her, instantly
forgetting about Rosaline:
16. Act I, Scene V.Act I, Scene V.
“O, she doth teaches the
torches to burn bright! It
seems she hangs upon the
cheek of night as a rich jewel
in an Ethiop’s ear –Beauty
too rich for use, for earth too
17. Act I, scene 5Act I, scene 5
Tybalt, Lady Capulet’s nephew, spies
Romeo, recognizes him as a Montague,
and prepares to kill him.
Lord Capulet orders Tybalt to “endure”
Romeo’s presence, remembering the
Tybalt obeys, but will seek revenge at
Tybalt is in no
way a boasting
18. Act I, Scene V.Act I, Scene V.
Tybalt remarks after Lord
Capulet has exited:
◦“I will withdraw; but this
intrusion shall, now seeming
sweet, convert to bitt’rest
19. Act I, Scene VAct I, Scene V
20. Act I, Scene V.Act I, Scene V.
Romeo and Juliet’s attraction is
immediately electric – love at first sight!
Yet, when they kiss they do not know
each other’s identity.
Juliet’s nurse breaks the news to each.
The witch spoiled
a perfectly awful
21. Act I, Scene V.Act I, Scene V.
◦ “Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is
my foe’s debt”
◦ “My only love, sprung from my only hate!...
Prodigious of love it is to me that I must love a
22. Act II, Scene I.Act II, Scene I.
Romeo’s friends go looking for him
They still think he loves Rosaline
Mercutio calls out by teasing about
Rosaline and Romeo hides
After much joking, they give up and go
23. Act II, Scene I.Act II, Scene I.
Romeo separates from his friends by
jumping over Capulet wall
For Mercutio, love is a physical conquest
Romeo views love as romantic and
24. Act II, Scene II.Act II, Scene II.
Romeo sees Juliet:
“But soft! What light through yonder
window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is
the sun! Arise fair sun and kill the envious
Rosaline is the moon,
so maybe Romeo is not
as nice as he seems…
Men. Ya can’t live with
them and ya can’t kill
25. Act II, Scene II.Act II, Scene II.
Famous Balcony Scene
Romeo can’t decide to speak or listen to
“What’s in a name? That which we call a
rose by any other name would smell as
26. Act II, Scene II.Act II, Scene II.
Romeo finally responds
He’d rather die than live without Juliet
Juliet questions if their love came too
quickly and easily.
She wants him to prove his love by
27. Act II, Scene II.Act II, Scene II.
Romeo says he will have the wedding
arranged by 0900.
Goes to Friar to arrange the marriage
28. Act II, Scene III.Act II, Scene III.
Romeo explains he doesn’t love Rosaline
and now loves Juliet.
◦ “Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set
on the fair daughter of rich Capulet: As mine
on hers, so hers is set on mine.”
Friar Lawrence is the only intelligent one
and tells Romeo he doesn’t understand
29. Act II, Scene III.Act II, Scene III.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run
Decided to marry them to settle feud
Because someone has to be the adult
30. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
After Capulet party, Benvolio and Mercutio
search for Romeo
Mercutio blames Rosaline
Clueless to Juliet
31. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
Tybalt has sent letter to Romeo
challenging him to a duel.
He can’t imagine the romantic fight the
Nurse shows up looking for Romeo
32. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
Juliet must go to confession before
Romeo uses rope to climb into Juliet’s
room for their wedding night.
33. Act II, Scene V.Act II, Scene V.
Juliet waits for nurse to arrive; she’s 3
Tells parents she’s going to
She needs it. This
child is trouble
34. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
Romeo and Juliet meet at Friar Lawrence’s
cell and he beckons them:
“…Come with me… for by your leaves, you
shall not stay alone till Holy Church
incorporate two in one”
35. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
Friar Lawrence prays that God will bless
the wedding regardless of what else might
Warns “things” happen fast and often end
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
It’s like he
36. Act II, Scene VI.Act II, Scene VI.
Quick wedding and filled with images of
Sure they might die, but hey they’re
married and that’s all that matters, right?
That’s sarcasm! These people are cray
37. Act III, Scene I.Act III, Scene I.
Mercutio and Benvolio are looking for
Romeo, oblivious to the fact he married
Here comes Tybalt-looking to fight Romeo
Romeo arrives-happy as ever
Mercutio challenges Tybalt-leading to his
Curses both families as he dies
38. Act III, Scene I.Act III, Scene I.
Romeo believes loving Juliet has made him a
Vows to kill Tybalt-successfully
Benvolio tells Prince exactly what happened
Lady Capulet demands Romeo’s death
Prince Escalus banishes Romeo from Verona
When in reality,
been the case
39. Act III, Scene II.Act III, Scene II.
Juliet is unaware of the deaths
Nurse arrives with rope and tells Juliet the
Juliet believes Romeo is dead
Inconsolable for his exile-worse than
I know exactly whatyou’re thinking…DRAMA QUEEN!!
40. Act III, Scene III.Act III, Scene III.
Romeo hides in Fr. Laurence’s Room
Romeo-banishment is worse than death
Laurence’s plan-Romeo to go to Juliet
after Capulet’s are asleep
Romeo is to leave before dawn for Mantua
Drama, Drama, Drama
41. Act III, Scene IV.Act III, Scene IV.
Juliet’s parents believe she is grieving for
She’ll marry Paris in 3 days
Because that’s supposed to cheer her up
42. Act III, Scene V.Act III, Scene V.
Romeo spends night with Juliet
Juliet refuses to marry Paris
Lord Capulet will disown-his honor is more
important than her happiness
She panics-she’s already married
Pretends to go along with plan and leaves to
go to confession
Again, this child
43. Act IV, Scene I.Act IV, Scene I.
Paris goes to Laurence
Laurence tries to postpone wedding
Juliet arrives for confession
She must avoid marriage or she will kill
44. Act IV, Scene I.Act IV, Scene I.
Fr. Laurence’s plan:
Juliet must pretend to die
Agree to marry Paris then drink sleeping
She will sleep for 42 hours
She is buried in Capulet tomb
45. Act V, Scene I.Act V, Scene I.
Romeo has not received letters from Fr.
Balthasar brings news of Juliet’s death to
Buys Poison from Apothecary-needs the
It’s all about the
46. Act V, Scene II.Act V, Scene II.
Fr. Laurence was quarantined in a house
Could not deliver letter
He must go free Juliet
47. Act V, Scene III.Act V, Scene III.
Paris and servant go to graveyard
Paris hides to wait and see who comes
Romeo and Balthasar arrive
Paris sees Romeo and believes he is there
to desecrate the tomb-tries to stop him
48. Act V, Scene III.Act V, Scene III.
Romeo says he’s there to kill himself
Paris refuses to leave and fights Romeo
Paris’ servant sees fighting and tells the
Romeo kills Paris
Drinks poison and dies
49. Act V, Scene III.Act V, Scene III.
Fr. Laurence arrives
He finds Romeo and Paris dead
She realizes he’s dead and stabs herself
Lord Montague arrives and says wife died of
It’s like JoJo
said, “It’s too
little too late”
50. Act V, Scene III.Act V, Scene III.
Lord Capulet and Lord Montague end the
Lord Montague builds pure gold statue of
51. Now isn’t this like such aNow isn’t this like such a
totally romantic story?!?!totally romantic story?!?!
That is most definitely sarcasm. The moral of this lesson,
don’t be a blubbering idiot like Romeo or a drama queen like
Juliet. And no, love does not conquer all, or Heath Ledger
would be alive, tacos would be healthy, and spiders would