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The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet
Transcript of The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet
A public place in Verona
Sampson: You know what Gregory?
Gregory: What Sampson?
Sampson: I don’t think that I want to be insulted by those stupid Montagues anymore. The next Montague I see I’m going to fight.
Gregory: Great joke, Sampson. We all know you can’t fight, don’t act like you can.
Sampson: I will if it's a Montague. I hate Montagues
Gregory: You say that, but can you back it up?
Sampson: I will walk closer to the wall then any Montague. I will show them that I am stronger.
Gregory: Nope, I’m pretty sure that would make you the weaker one.
Sampson: You’re right! That’s why I will push the men away from the wall, and push the maids against the wall, since they are the weakest.
Gregory: No, no, no. This is only between our masters and their men. We leave the maids out of it.
Sampson: Okay. After I fight the men, I’ll treat the maids nice- I’ll cut off her their heads.
Gregory: The heads of the maids?
Sampson: The heads of the maids or their maidenheads, I don’t care.
Gregory: Hey, Montagues 12 o’clock.
[Abram and Balthasar enter]
Sampson: Go start a fight and I’ll back you up.
Gregory: How are you going to back me up? Run away?
Sampson: No, I got your back. Don’t worry.
Gregory: We all know that you’ll run away. You don’t have to deny it.
Sampson: Have them make the first move so we don’t get in trouble.
Gregory: Fine! Then I’ll frown at them when we walk by.
Sampson: No we have to do something worse than just frown at them. I got it! I’ll bite my thumb as they pass by. Let’s see what they think ‘bout them apples
Abram: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir.
Sampson: I do bite my thumb, sir.
Abram: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir.
Sampson: [Whispers to Gregory] If I say yes, will we get in trouble?
Gregory: [Whispers to Sampson] Yeah, I think so.
Sampson: I bite my thumb, but not at you.
Gregory: Do you want to’ fight?
Abram: No, we aren’t looking for a fight.
Sampson: If you two want to fight, it’ll be an even one.
Abram: You sure it would be fair?
Gregory: Yeah it will. We got someone coming right now. Look.
Abram: Well in that case, come at me bro.
[Sampson, Gregory, Abram, and Balthasar start fighting.]
Benvolio: What are you doing? Stop fighting right now.
Tybalt: Stop trying to break them up. Come fight me.
Benvolio: I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.
Tybalt: What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, Coward!
[Sampson, Gregory, Abram, and Balthasar start fighting again. Benvolio and Tybalt fight off to the side.]
[The officer and his men enter]
Officer: Men, make them stop fighting. Capulets, Stop! Montagues, Stop!
[The Prince and his attendants enter]
Prince: Everyone stop and listen!
Throw your mistempered weapons to the ground and hear the sentence of your moved Prince. Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets. If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. For this time all the rest part away.
A public place in Verona
Benvolio: Good morning, Romeo
Romeo: Is it still so early.
Benvolio: Yeah, it’s about nine o’clock.
Romeo: Well, when you're sad time likes to stand still.
Benvolio: Why are you so sad?
Benvolio: Are you in love?
Benvolio: Of love?
Romeo: Out of her favor where I am in love.
Benvolio: So, you thought that love would be easy. But, now you’re figuring out that it gets rough when a girl doesn’t like you?
Romeo: Love is;
“Yes when its no,
Wrong when it’s right,
In when it’s out,
Up when it’s down,
Black when it’s white.”
Benvolio: That’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever heard.
[Stifles a giggle]
Benvolio: No. that was actually really funny. Come on, Romeo, you need to get out of the house, stop cutting your wrists, and try to get to know her better. By the way, what’s her name?
Romeo: Her name? Rosaline….. Isn’t that the best name……?
Benvolio: Um…. Sure?
Romeo: She will not stay the siege of loving terms, nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes, nor open her lap to saint-seducing gold. O, she is rich in beauty; only poor that, when she dies, with beauty dies her store.
Benvolio: What you’re basically telling me is that she wants nothing to do with you, because she wants to be a nun?
Romeo: It will be a huge waste of absolutely divine beauty…..
Benvolio: Alright, I have a plan!
Benvolio: Yes! The plan is to forget about her. You need to broaden your horizons, check out new girls, and try to find a better looking girl.
Romeo: But, that will only make me think of her more. Rosaline……..
Benvolio: I’ll help you forget about her, or I’ll die trying.
[Romeo and Benvolio exit]
A street in Verona
[Benvolio is talking to Romeo. Benvolio is suggesting ideas to Romeo to help get his mind off Rosaline. Then a Servant comes up to them.]
Romeo: Good afternoon, sir.
Servant: Good afternoon. Can you by any chance be able to read?
Romeo: I might be able to; I have a hard time though.
Servant: Can you read anything?
Romeo: If I know the letters and the language.
Servant: Alright. Thanks for being honest. Bye!
Romeo: Hold on, hold on. I can read.
Servant: Here’s the letter. [Hands Romeo the letter]
Romeo: the letter says “
Signior Martino and his wife and daughters; County Anselm and his beauteous sisters; the lady widow of Vitruvio; Signior Placentio and his lovely nieces; Mercutio and his brother Valentine; mine uncle Capulet, his wife and daughters; my fair niece Rosaline;…. Livia; Signior Valentino and his cousin Tybalt; Lucio and the lively Helena
” That’s a lot of well known people, what’s this letter for?
Servant: To our house.
Romeo: Why? Dinner, play board games, a party?
Servant: It’s a dinner party.
Romeo: Whose house?
Servant: My Master’s
Romeo: I probably should have asked you that before, huh?
Servant: Yeah. Now before you ask any more questions, let me explain to you. My master, the rich and mighty Lord Capulet is having a dinner party. You can come as long as you’re not from the filthy house of Montagues. Bye!
The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet
Presented by: Paola Sanchez, Justin Nolet, and Jacob Binion
Benvolio: Alright, you say you love Rosaline? Well then we’re going to that party and you will be able to see Rosaline.
Benvolio: Like I was saying, you’d be able to see Rosaline, and you can compare her to all of the other young cute girl’s there. You will probably find out, that Rosaline is not the best looking girl there.
Benvolio: This is going to be harder than I thought.
A room in The Capulet's house
Lady Capulet: Nurse!
Lady Capulet: Go get my daughter for me, will you.
Nurse: Yes ma’am. Juliet come here right now!
Juliet: What do you want?
Nurse: Your mother wants you.
Juliet: Hi, mom.
Lady Capulet: Nurse, can you give us a little bit of alone time. Wait, on second thought, why don’t you stay. Juliet is about dating age, wouldn’t you say Nurse?
Nurse: Yes, she is almost fourteen.
Lady Capulet: Her birthday is on August first. How long until then?
Nurse: It’s about two weeks plus a couple of days.
Lady Capulet: Juliet, dear, what are your feelings on getting married?
Juliet: It is an honor that I dream not of.
Nurse: An honor? If I wasn’t your only nurse, I would say thou hadst sucked wisdom from thy teat.
Lady Capulet: Will you at least think of marriage? In this city there are already girls as young as you getting married and having children. Just think I was your Mother when I was as old as you are now. Besides, the valiant Paris seeks you for his love.
Nurse: A young, strong, and perfect, young man.
Lady Capulet: Verona doesn’t have a man as fine as Paris.
Nurse: He is the perfect man.
Lady Capulet: What do you say, Juliet? He is coming over tonight, and I want you to at least talk to him and see if you like him. Just remember that Paris could give you everything you want. Just remember that my dear, Juliet.
Nurse: Just remember women grow by men.
Lady Capulet: Juliet, do you think you could love Paris?
Juliet: I’ll check him out and see what I think...
A hall in the Capulet’s house.
Romeo: If I sin again, I want it to be us holding hands and seeing whose lips are softer.
Juliet: So, you know how people kissed in the olden times?
Romeo: Touched lips?
Juliet: No, silly. They touched palms together.
Juliet: There lips were used for prayer.
Romeo: Well in that case, all my sins will go away.
Juliet: Great, now I have all of your sins.
Romeo: Well, let me take my sins back.
[They kiss again]
Juliet: You kiss by th’ book.
Nurse: Juliet your mother wants you.
Romeo: Who is her mother?
Nurse: Her mother is the lady of the house, and a good lady, and a wise and virtuous.
Romeo: Well that would have been great to know before I kissed her and fell in love.
Benvolio: Hey, Romeo, we need to go.
Lord Capulet: Where are you young gentleman off to? We have only just begun. Well, if you really have to go. Thanks for coming, and have a good night!
Juliet: Nurse, what is that guy’s name?
Nurse: He is
the son and heir of Tiberio.
Juliet: No, who is the one walking out the door?
Nurse: I believe that is Petrucio.
Juliet: No, the one behind him.
Nurse: I have no idea.
Juliet: Can you find out for me, please. I don’t know why, but for some reason I feel like
my grave is like to be my wedding bed.
Nurse: His name is Romeo, and a Montague, the only son of your great enemy.
The theme that’s begging to be named in Act 1 is rivalry. In the beginning of the act Sampson and Gregory want to fight any Montague that they see. Then later in the act the Capulet’s servant says that anyone can come to the party as long as they aren’t a Montague. At the end of the act Romeo, Montague, and Juliet, Capulet, fall in love and then find out they are enemies. Dun, dun, dunnnnn!
[Juliet is on a balcony talking to herself, and Romeo is hiding behind some bushes talking to himself.]
Juliet: Oh, me!
Romeo: She speaks, O, speak again bright, angel, for thou art as glorious to this night, being o’er my head, as a wingèd messenger of heaven unto the white-upturnèd wond’ring eyes of mortals that fall back to gaze on him when he bestrides the lazy puffing clouds and sails upon the bosom of air.
Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
Romeo: Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
Juliet: O, Romeo it’s just a name that is my enemy. The name Montague is not a body part or something tangible, it is just a name. If a rose had a different name such as fadoodle, would it still smell as sweet? Romeo, if you changed your name, you would still look just as good if you didn’t change your name. Please change your name, so we can be together.
[Romeo and Juliet are finally talking to each other now.]
Romeo: Call me your love and I will be reborn and forget the name Romeo forever.
Juliet: Who's out there listening to me?
Romeo: I can’t tell you my name because I hate it, and is an enemy to you. If I could write it down, I would tear it into a gazillion pieces and throw it in a fire.
Juliet: I haven’t even heard you say one-hundred words, but I know who it is! Are you not the Montague named Romeo?
Romeo: I am not called by either name if you don’t like them.
Juliet: How’d you get here, the orchard walls are hard to climb? If my kinsmen found you, they will kill you.
Romeo: Love made me fly over the walls. Love will also protect me from any harm. That would come to me. Love is my armor.
[Juliet is on her balcony, and Romeo is standing underneath the balcony. They are talking to each other.]
Juliet: I love you, Romeo. Goodnight, my love. If you say you love me, then will you marry me? Let me know tomorrow, okay. I’ll send someone that I trust to come and get the answer from you. Figure out a time and place where we can get married. Then you can give that information to the person I send to you. If we get married I will stay with you until the day I die.
Nurse: [From inside the house] Juliet!
Juliet: As soon as I find out a Time and place I will come as soon as possible.
Nurse: [From inside the house] Juliet! Come here, Juliet!
Juliet: Leave me. I will wait and be impatient until I get word from you.
Romeo: Okay, my-
Juliet: A thousand times good night!
[Juliet goes into the house and comes back out after talking with the nurse.]
Juliet: I wish you would say yes to my proposal of marriage. If you don’t say yes, I will say “My Romeo” until there is nothing left of me, but the echo of my voice.
Romeo: I will let you know my answer tomorrow.
Romeo: My sweet?
Juliet: What o’clock tomorrow shall I send to thee?
Romeo: By the hour of nine.
Juliet: I will not fail.
Friar Lawrence’s cell
Romeo: Good morning, Father.
Friar: God bless you! Why come so early here? My son, do you have a troubled mind? It’s too early for you to be out of bed and walking around the city. Are you not feeling well?
Or, if not so, then here I hit it right- Our Romeo hath not been to bed tonight.
Romeo: That last is true. The sweeter rest was mine.
Friar: God Pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?
Romeo: With Rosaline, my ghostly father? No. I have forgot that name and that name’s woe.
Friar: That’s my good son! But where hast thou been then?
Romeo: I have been with my enemy, Lord Capulet’s daughter, Juliet. We were wondering if we could be combined
by holy marriage. When and where and how. We met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow, I’ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today.
Friar: Wait, what happened to Rosaline? Weren’t you just head over heels for her?
Romeo: Are you saying that I’m moving too quickly?
Friar: No, I’m just saying that changing who you love is good. But going too fast can be bad.
Romeo: Will you be able to marry us today, Father?
Friar: Yes, I will be able to marry you. Hopefully it will turn your families’ hatred into pure love.
[Juliet is talking to herself]
Juliet: When it turned nine o’clock I sent my Nurse to go and get Romeo’s reply to my marriage proposal. She said it would be a half-hour until she would be able to come back. It’s been three whole hours! Where could she be? Well she is kind of getting old and starting to slow down, so I guess I can wait a little longer.
There you are! What took you so long? What did Romeo say?
Nurse: Hold on give me a couple minutes. I am old and I’m very sore.
Juliet: That has nothing to do with anything! What did Romeo say?
Nurse: Juliet, you have to calm down. Can you not see that I’m out of breath?
Juliet: A “yes” or a “no” takes less breath to say than telling me of how you’re out of breath.
Nurse: Romeo is a nice young gentleman. He is handsome, too.
Juliet: I already knew all this.
Nurse: Oh, how my head hurts. My knees ache so much. Do you not feel sad that you made me walk so far?
Juliet: I am truly sorry that you’re sore and tired, but what did Romeo say?
Nurse: Do you have time today to go make your confessions to the Friar?
Juliet: Yes, I do.
Nurse: Well there is someone who wants you to be his wife, and there is a Friar who can marry you. You are going to have to go alone; I have to pick up a ladder.
Juliet: Why a ladder?
Nurse: The ladder is for tonight. You two need to have some alone time.
Juliet: Oh…… Thank you Nurse for bringing me this news.
Friar Lawrence’s cell
Friar: Let the Heaven shine down on this Holy Act of Marriage!
Romeo: Amen! Amen! Do thou close our hands with holy words. It is enough I may call her mine.
Friar: Quick relationships usually have quick ends. When you two kiss it will make everything final.
Juliet: Thank you, Father, for the great advice.
Friar: Romeo is to be thanked, not me.
Juliet: I thank you too, Romeo.
Romeo: You're welcome. Now are you ready for this? There is no shame if this is going too fast and you want out.
Juliet: I’m sure as day.
Friar: Well my children it is time, I think to get this underway.
The theme in act 2 is love. Within 30 minutes of meeting Each other, Romeo and Juliet are already making plans to get married. It doesn’t take Juliet long before she is sneaking behind her parents backs’ by marrying her enemy, Romeo.
Benvolio: Let's not do anything today. It's hot and I don't really want to fight.
Mercutio: You’re like one of the guys that come into the bar, put his weapon on the table, and say "Hopefully I don't need to use this," and then by the second drink you want to use your weapon.
Benvolio: Am I that guy?
Mercutio: I’m hot and not in the mood and I could easily fight someone
Mercutio: For anything that I don't like about them I would fight.
Benvolio: I’m so able to fight as thou art any man should buy the fee simple of my life for an hour and a quarter
Mercutio: The fee simple? O simple!
(Enter Tybalt Mercutio and others)
Benvolio: Here comes some Capulets
Mercutio: I don't care
Tybalt: Can I talk to one of you?
Mercutio: Make it a word and a blow and we have a deal
Tybalt: you can find me apt enough to do that and u give me the occasion.
Mercutio: could u not occasion without giving.
Tybalt: Mercutio you associate with Romeo?
Mercutio: you think we are minstrels? Now I am mad.
Benvolio: let’s go to someplace private because everyone's looking at us.
Mercutio: people have eyes for a reason let them look I won't move for some guys entertainment.
Tybalt: see you later, here comes my guy.
Mercutio: I’ll be killed if he wears your servants’ uniform and goes to the dueling place he will go to.
Tybalt: Romeo’s a bad guy.
Romeo: I’m not a villain and see you later.
Tybalt: That doesn't make these injuries that you did ok so turn around and fight me.
Romeo: I’m not going to fight and I never injured you I actually love you more than you think
Mercutio: Tybalt will you just walk away?
Tybalt: What do you want with me?
Mercutio: I’m going to take your life (draws)
Tybalt: I'm ready to fight.
Romeo: Guys don't do this, put down the weapons, c'mon we're going to get in trouble by the Prince remember?
(Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm).
Mercutio: Our houses need to stop fighting it's a plague in our houses is he gone and hath nothing?
Benvolio: Are you hurt bad?
Mercutio: It's not that bad just a scratch, but go get a surgeon.
Romeo: It can't be too bad.
Mercutio: If you try and find me tomorrow I will be dead, why did you try and get between us I was stabbed under your arm
Romeo: I was trying to help stop this
Mercutio: Bring me inside or I will faint
Romeo: My friend got hurt because of me and my new cousin Tybalt.
Benvolio: Hey Romeo, Mercutio died.
Romeo: This is a dark day that hangs over us.
Benvolio: Here comes Tybalt again.
Romeo: You’re alive and Mercutio is dead? Take back calling me a villain and either thou or I or both must go with Mercutio
Tybalt: You will be going with him!
Romeo: I’ll decide that!
(They fight and Tybalt gets killed by Romeo and dies )
Benvolio: Prince I can discover you unlucky course of this brawl but this man killed by Romeo had also killed brave Mercutio.
Lady Capulet: Oh Tybalt my family member is dead, Prince they killed one of our people so we kill one of there's.
Prince: Who started it Benvolio?
Benvolio: (retold the story correctly)
Lady Capulet: He is a Montague he is lying because of affection. Romeo killed Tybalt so Romeo should have to die.
Prince: It’s even Tybalt killed Mercutio and he killed Tybalt, who needs to die? Montague: Romeo can't die he was just doing what you guys would have done anyway which is kill Tybalt.
Prince: for that he is banished from Verona and not able to come back.
Nurse: Oh, the news!
Juliet: What's the news?!?
Nurse: Oh my gosh he's dead! Ay he's dead, he's killed he's dead!
Juliet: You got to be kidding me!
Nurse: O Romeo who would have guessed?!?
Juliet: Why do you torment me?
If Romeo killed himself say "ay".
Nurse: I saw him dead I saw it with my own eyes!
O break, my heart! Poor bankrupt, break at once to prison, eyes; ne'er look on liberty! Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here and thou And Romeo press one heavy bier!
Nurse: Oh Tybalt I wish I never had to see you dead.
Juliet: Wait who is dead Tybalt or Romeo?
Nurse: Tybalt is dead and Romeo banished because he killed him.
Juliet: He doesn't look like what he is nurse: all men are the same.
Juliet: Don’t say that nurse that's not all true
Nurse: He killed Tybalt and you won't talk bad about him?
Juliet: he's my husband I can't speak bad about him, and he would have killed my husband if Romeo hadn't it was one or the other.
Capulet: Sorry Juliet won't be here, she's mourning her cousin Tybalt.
Paris: Oh we'll tell your daughter I said hello.
Lady Capulet: I will tomorrow but she's sad right now.
Capulet: You should marry my daughter Juliet on Wednesday, wait what's today?
Paris: Today's Monday
Capulet: it’s Monday? That's way too soon, let's have it on Thursday
Paris: I wish Thursday was tomorrow.
The theme in this act was family feuds because Romeo and Tybalt fought a lot and hated each other throughout the previous and current acts and they were now family because of the secret marriage of Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Lawrence’s Cell
(With Paris and Friar Lawrence)
Juliet: Do you have time to see me now, Father, or should I come back at evening mass?
Friar: I have time to see you now, but Paris, I must ask you to leave...
Paris: Okay then. I will wake you up early on Thursday my love (kisses her) but until then, goodbye and kiss this holy kiss.
Juliet: Hurry shut the door! Come here and cry with me. I ask for your advice. I desperately need help!
Friar: Oh, Juliet I already know about your situation. I don't know how to help. I heard that you are going to marry this man Paris and that nothing can delay it.
Juliet: Don't say that Friar. You need to help me with this and if you really cannot help me then tell me now and I will solve it myself. (Shows him a dagger) God joined my heart to Romeo's and you joined our hands. I would rather die than marry another man.
You are wise and you have so much experience. Give me some advice about the current situation. Or watch. Caught between these two difficulties, I'll act like a judge with my bloody knife.
Don't wait to speak if what you say isn't a solution.
Friar: Just wait a minute, there may be some hope. But we must hurry because we don't have much time. If you have really decided that you would rather kill yourself instead of marrying Paris, then I might have something that might just work and if you dare to do it. I'll give you the solution.
Juliet: Oh my goodness, you could tell me to jump of a bridge with poisonous snakes or chain me up with wild bears. Put me in a morgue with dead bodies with wet, smelly flesh. Or bury me alive with a dead man and even those ideas give me the chills just thinking about it. But I would rather do them without fear or dread in order to be a pure wife to my sweet wife.
Friar: Okay, so go home tomorrow, be cheerful, and tell them you agree to marry Paris. Tomorrow is Wednesday. Make sure you are alone. Do not let the nurse stay with you in your bedroom. (Shows her a vial)
Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off; When presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse Shall keep his native progress, but surcease; No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest; The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade To wanny ashes, thy eyes’ windows fall.
You won't be able to move and your body will be stiff like a corpse. While in this deathlike state for forty-two hours, and it'll seem like you had just woken up from a pleasant sleep. When the bridegroom comes to get you out on Thursday, you'll seem dead. Then, when you will be dressed up in your best clothes as our belief does so, put in an open casket and carried out to the Capulet family tomb. As this is happening, I will send Romeo a letter of our plan. He will come and get you and we'll be here to keep an eye on you when you wake up. When the night is upon you, Romeo will take you away to Mantua. This should rid you of your shame if you don't change your mind and aren't afraid.
Juliet: Give me the vial. Give it to me! Don't talk to me about fear.
Friar: (Gives her the vial) Now go on your way. Be strong and successful in this decision. I'll send a friar quickly to Mantua with my letter to Romeo.
Love give me strength, and strength shall help me afford. Farewell, dear father.
Capulet: Go, get out of here. We are way too overwhelmed right now. Has my daughter gone to see Friar Lawrence?
Nurse: yes, she has
Capulet: Well, there may be a chance he may do her some good. She’s a little brat.
Nurse: Look at her; she comes home from confession with a happy look on her face.
Capulet: So, my headstrong daughter, where have you been?
Juliet: I went somewhere where I learned that being disobedient to my father is a sin. I was instructed by Holy Father Lawrence to fall on my knees to beg for your forgiveness. (Falls to her knees) Forgive me, I beg you. From now on I will do whatever you say.
Capulet: Send for Paris. Tell him about this. I’ll have this wedding happen by tomorrow morning.
Juliet: I met the young man at Lawrence’s cell. I gave him the proper love as much, as I could, while still being modest.
Juliet: Goodbye! Only God knows when we There is a slight cold fear cutting through my veins. It almost freezes the heat of life I’ll call them back to comfort me. Nurse-Oh, she would know what to do. In my desperate situation, I have acted alone with this vial. Wait what if this mixture doesn’t work at all? Will I be married tomorrow morning? No, no, this knife will do the trick. (Lays the dagger down) What if the Friar mixed the potion to have me dead? Does he believe that he will be dishonored because he married Romeo and me before he married Paris and me? I am afraid that it is poison, and yet, it shouldn’t be because he is a trustworthy holy man. What if, when I am placed in the tomb, I wake up before Romeo is there and I suffocate and die? Or if I live, I’ll be surrounded by death and darkness. Oh m g this sucks. Tibet’s body will be there and it’s going to be rotting and I’ve heard that at night the spirits are in their tombs. Oh no, I don’t know what to do!! Ughhhhh…..
You know what; I am just going to drink this. This one’s for you Romeo. (Juliet falls onto her bed within the curtains)
Nurse: Mistress! Hey Juliet wake up! Get up lazy bones! I bet she is probably fast asleep. Madam please wake up. Why aren’t you saying anything?! You can sleep all you want tomorrow but I doubt that Paris will let you, if you know what I mean. I’ll just have Paris himself wake you up. (Opens curtains) Why are you still in your clothes? Okay, now I have to wake you up. Juliet. Juliet! JULIET!!!! Oh no, Oh no!!!!! My Lady’s’ dead!! Nooooooooooooo!!! ;(
Lady Capulet: What is all this noise going on?
Nurse: Oh, sad day!
Lady Capulet: What is the matter?
Nurse: Look! Look!
Lady Capulet: Oh my, Oh my! My child, my only life! Look up or I will die with you! Help! Help! Helppp!!
Capulet: For shame, bring Juliet out here. Her fiancé is here.
Nurse: She’s dead, deceased! Curse the day!!
Lady Capulet: Curse the day! She’s dead!
Capulet: Ha! I don’t believe you! Let me see. Oh no! She’s cold. Her blood has stopped and her joints are stiff. She has been dead for a while now. She’s dead, like a beautiful flower killed by an untimely frost.
Nurse: Oh, sad day!
Lady Capulet: Oh why!!
Capulet: Death has taken her away from me and it makes me want to cry. It ties up my tongue and won't let me speak.
Friar Lawrence and Paris enter with musicians
Friar Lawrence: Come; is the bride ready to go to church?
Capulet: Ready to go, but never to return. (To Paris) Oh, Son! On the night of your wedding night, death has taken your wife. There she lies; she was a flower, deflowered by death. Death is my son-in-law. Death is my heir. My daughter has married death. I will die and leave Death everything. Life, wealth, it all belongs to death.
Paris: Have I waited so long for her, only to see this?
Lady Capulet: Unhappy, cursed, hateful day! The saddest hour of all time! I had only one, only one poor child, a poor and loving child, that was the only thing I could rejoice and find comfort in,
and cruel Death hath catched it from my sight.
Nurse: O woeful, woeful day! The saddest, most painful day did I ever behold! Oh day! O hateful day! There has never been a day as black as this. O woeful day!
Beguiled, divorcèd, wrongèd, spited, slain!
Death has tricked her, cruel, cruel death killed you. Oh love! Oh life! There is no life, but my love is dead!
Capulet: Despised, distressed, hated, martyred, and killed! At such a painful time, why did Death have to come now and ruin our wedding? Oh child! My soul and not my child! You're dead now, no! My child is dead, and with my child my joys are buried.
Capulet: Everything that we have prepared for this wedding will now be used for a funeral.
Our instruments to melancholy bells, our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast.
Our bridal flowers are now going to be used for a burial corpse. Everything has changed to what we really intended.
Friar Lawrence: Sir, go in. And, madam, go with him, and you too, Sir Paris. Everyone must prepare to place this beautiful corpse into her grave. The heavens frown upon you already for doing something wrong, so don't go against them anymore than you already have.
(Everyone exits while friar shuts the curtains and casts rosemary on her. The Nurse and musicians are the only ones to stay)
In Act 4, defiance really stands out because Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence asking for a solution to her predicament on marrying Paris. Juliet defies her parents’ wishes and receives a vial filled with a potion that will put her into a deathlike coma for forty-eight hours, so that her family will believe that she is dead and place her in the family’s tomb, where then she would sneak out with Romeo and live happily ever after in Mantua as husband and wife. Boy was she wrong!
A street in Mantua
Romeo: How is my beautiful, Juliet? Is my father well? Again I ask how is my Juliet. If she is well then nothing can be wrong.
Balthasar: Juliet is well, and nothing is wrong. She is sleeping in the Capulet's catacombs, safe and sound. Her soul is where the angels live. I saw her lying in her family's vault and I immediately set out on horseback to tell you.
O, pardon me bringing this ill news, since you did leave it for my office, sir.
Romeo: Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars!
You know where I live. Get me ink and paper and hire some horses. I will leave tonight and go to Verona.
Balthasar: Please, sir, have patience. You look pale and wild as if you were going to do something bad.
Romeo: Whatever, you're crazy. Just leave me and do what I told you. Do have any letters from friar?
Balthasar: No, my good lord.
Romeo: No matter, go now. Hire those horses and I'll be with you right away.
A street in Mantua
Apothecary: Who calls so loud?
Romeo: Come here, man. I see that you are poor. Here are forty cold coins.
Let me have A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear As will disperse itself through all the veins That the life-weary taker may fall dead, And that the trunk may be discharged of breath As violently as hasty power fired Doth hurry from the fatal cannon's womb.
Apothecary: I do have such lethal drugs but the penalty for selling poisonous drugs is death in Mantua.
Romeo: You’re this poor and wretched and still afraid to die? You’re cheeks are so thin because of hunger. I can see it in your eyes that you are starving. Anyone can see that you are a beggar. The world is not your friend, and neither is the law. The world doesn’t make laws to make you rich. So don’t be poor, break the law and just take this money.
Apothecary: I will because I am poor, not because want to.
Romeo: I’m paying you because you are poor, not because I want to buy something.
Put this in any liquid thing you will and drink it off, and you had the strength of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.
Romeo: Here is your gold. Money is the worst poison to a man’s soul, committing more murders in this cruel world, than these poisons that you’re not allowed to sell. I sold you poison, but you haven't sold me any. Goodbye. Go buy yourself food and put some flesh on them bones. I am going to take this medicine, and not poison to Juliet’s grave. I must use it there.
A churchyard; in it a monument belonging to the Capulets.
(Paris was with Juliet until he saw Romeo coming and so he decided to hide and talks to himself)
Paris: There is that arrogant Montague, who is supposed to be banished. He’s the one that killed my love’s cousin Tybalt. They believe that’s the reason she died. Then he decides to come here and commit some kind of crime against the dead bodies. I will stop him. (Out loud to Romeo) Stop doing your villainous task, vile Montague! Can revenge go any further than death? Condemned villain, I have stopped you. Obey and come with me, for you must die.
I must indeed; and therefore came I hither. Good gentle youth, tempt not a desp’rate man. Fly hence and leave me.
Think about those that have passed. Let them frighten you. I beg of you, don’t put another sin upon my head my making me mad. Go, be gone! By heaven, I love you better than I love myself, because I came prepared. Don't stay, go away. Go live your life, and say a madam so mercifully told you to run away.
Paris: I do not believe anything you say! I am going to arrest you for being a criminal.
Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy!
Page: Oh no, they’re fighting! I have to call the Watch.
O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb lay me with Juliet.
Romeo: I will. Wait, didn’t Balthasar say something about Paris marrying Juliet? Or did I imagine it? Or am I going crazy?! I wasn’t really paying attention to what he was talking about and I don’t remember. I feel horrible, I’m sorry Juliet. I’ll bury you with her, Paris.
(Lays him in the tomb)
Romeo: Oh my love, my wife! Death hasn’t sucked the beauty from you. You still have color in your cheeks and lips. Death hasn’t taken all of you. Is that Tybalt in a bloody sheet? Tybalt I’m sorry for everything, forgive me cousin! Ah, yet dear Juliet you are still ever so beautiful, why are you still so beautiful? Should I believe that Death is full of love and that the awful monster wants to keep you with him? I don’t like that idea; I’ll just stay with you forever and forget about everything else. I’ll leave this world full of sin. Eyes look one last time. Arms make your last embrace!
And, lips, O you The Doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death! Here’s to my love! [Drinks] O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
(Romeo falls and dies)
(Approaching the tomb)
Friar Lawrence: Romeo! Oh no! Why are there blood stains here at the entrance of the tomb?! Why are there bloody swords here left alone by this peaceful place? (Friar looks inside the tomb) Romeo! He’s pale! Wait, who else is here? Paris too?! Covered in blood! Why did all of this have to happen now? The lady moves
Juliet: Oh hey friar! Where is my husband? I do remember that he should be here, and here I am. Where is my Romeo?
Friar Lawrence: Lady, come out of that tomb and see for yourself. Something horrible happened that went against our intentions. Come here, your husband lies there dead and Paris too. How about I place you in a sisterhood with holy nuns? But you must run away now before the watch comes. Go, go good Juliet. I’m not going to stick around for very long.
Juliet: Go, get out of here I’m not going anywhere.
(Friar Lawrence leaves)
What’s this? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, has been the cause of his untimely death. How rude! He drank all of it and left none for me. I will kiss your lips. Maybe there’s still some poison on them, to make me die through medicine. (She kisses him) Your lips are warm!
Chief Watchman: (Talking to page from outside) Lead, boy. Which way?
Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! (Snatches Romeo’s dagger) This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die. (She stabs herself, falls then dies)
As this final event ended, the theme would portray itself as death because Paris, Romeo, and Juliet all died within a half-hour to an hour of each other. Towards the end, we discover that Lady Montague also killed herself because she could not handle the banishment of her son. That is four deaths in one scene. That’s Cray Cray.