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Romeo and Juliet Timeline
Transcript of Romeo and Juliet Timeline
Romeo:"Bid her devise some means to come to shrift this afternoon."
Romeo told the Nurse to have Juliet meet him at Friar's cell that afternoon. Monday: Afternoon Act 4, Scene 1: 42-43
Juliet:"Are you at leisure, holy father, now,
Or shall I come to you at evening mass?"
Juliet asks Friar if she should come back later to give him her confession, implying that it is now the afternoon. Tuesday: Afternoon Act 4, Scene 4: 35
Capulet:"Go waken Juliet: go and trim, her up."
Capulet tells the Nurse to go wake up Juliet and get her ready for the wedding. Wednesday: Morning Act 5, Scene 3: 330
Prince:"A glooming peace this morning with it brings" Fighting breaks out between Tybalt and Benvolio in the Public Square of Verona. Sunday: Morning 9 a.m. Act One, Scene 1: 170
Benvolio: "But new struck nine"
Benvolio says it is nine in the morning when he is talking to Romeo. Sunday: Late Afternoon Romeo finds out about a Capulet party that Rosaline is going to. Benvolio urges Romeo to go to the party. Sunday: Evening Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet's party and fall in love. Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, is angry that Romeo is there. Act 1, Scene 4: 11
Romeo: "Give me a torch."
Romeo and his friends are walking to the party in the dark because they are using torches. Sunday: Late Evening After the party, Romeo looks for Juliet. He finds her on her balcony. They decide to get married the next morning. Act 2, Scene 1: 5
Mercutio: "And, on my life, hath stol'n him home to bed."
Mercutio and Benvolio are looking for Romeo after the Capulet's party and they assume he went home to bed because it is late. Monday: Early Morning Romeo goes to Friar Laurence's cell to arrange the wedding. Act 2, Scene 3: 1-2
Friar Laurence: "the grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night"
Friar talks about the morning arriving. Final Project
1st Hour, Mr. Flugum Monday: Afternoon The nurse meets Romeo on the street to receive the news of the marriage and to deliver it to Juliet. Act 2, Scene 4: 114
Nurse: God ye good morrow, gentleman.
The Nurse says good afternoon to Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio. Monday: Noon The nurse returns to give Juliet the news from Romeo. Act 2, Scene 5: 10-11
Juliet:"Of this day's journey, and from nine till twelve
Is three long hours; yet no nurse."
Juliet has been waiting for the Nurse for three hours. It is now nine. Romeo and Juliet meet at Friar Laurence's cell and get married. Monday: Afternoon A fight breaks out between Mercutio and Tybalt in the public square. Tybalt kills Mercutio. Act 1, Scene 2: 60
Romeo to the Servant: "God-den, good fellow."
Romeo says good evening to the servant. Monday: Afternoon Romeo then kills Tybalt. The Prince orders Romeo to leave Verona or he will be killed. Monday: Evening Friar Laurence tells Romeo that he has been banished. The Nurse comes to Friar's cells to bring Romeo to Juliet for the night. Act 3, Scene 3: 181 & 183
Nurse:"Hie you, make haste, for it grows very late"
Friar Laurence:"Go hence; good night" Tuesday: Early Morning Romeo spent the night with Juliet and gets up at sunrise to leave for Mantua. Tuesday: Morning Juliet is told she has to marry Paris on Thursday morning or else her father will disown her. Act 3, Scene 5: 182-183
Capulet:"I tell thee what- get thee to church a Thursday
Or never after look me in the face" Juliet goes to friar Laurence and he comes up with a plan for her to get out the marriage with Paris. It is a poison that will make her appear dead. Friday: Early Morning Tuesday: Early Evening Juliet comes home from Friar's cell and pretends to agree to the wedding. Lord Cappulet is making wedding plans. Act 4, Scene 2: 42-42
Lady Capulet:"we shall be short in our provision
'Tis now near night" Tuesday: Evening Juliet drinks the poison from Friar Laurence. The Nurse finds Juliet's "dead" body. In Mantua, Romeo finds out Juliet is dead so he goes and buys poison and leaves to her grave. Thursday: Morning Act 5, Scene 1: 1-2
Romeo:"If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep,
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand."
Romeo is talking about the dream he had that night, implying that it is now morning. Friar Laurence finds out that his letter never got to Romeo so he goes to the Capulet's tomb to meet Juliet when she wakes up. Thursday: Evening Act 5, Scene 2: 26
Friar Laurence:"Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake"
Friar says it is three hours from when Juliet's poison will wear off. It lasted for 42 hours so it is early Thursday evening. Paris and Romeo are both at Juliet's tomb. Paris confronts Romeo, they fight, and Romeo kills him. Thursday: Night Act 5, Scene 3, 17
Paris:"Nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep."
Paris says he will visit Juliet's tomb every night, implying it is night right now. Thursday: Late Night Friar Laurence arrives at the tomb and sees Juliet, Paris, and Romeo's bodies. Thursday: Late Evening Act 5, Scene 3: 139
Balthasar:"Full half an hour."
Romeo's servant tells Friar that Romeo has been in the tomb for a half an hour. Friar was thirty minutes late of catching Romeo. Romeo kills himself by drinking the poison. Friday: Very Early Morning Juliet wakes up and Friar tries to get her to leave before someone sees her alive. She refuses and then kills herself. Act 5, Scene 3: 191
Chief Watchman:"Who here hath lain this two days buried"
The watchman says Juliet has been buried for two days so that means if she died on Wednesday, then it is early Friday morning. Act 3, Scene 1, 39
Tybalt:"Gentlemen, good den. A word with one of you."
Tybalt says good afternoon to Benvolio and Mrcutio. Act 4, Scene 3: 2
Juliet:"I pray thee leave me to myself tonight"
Juliet tells the Nurse to leave her alone that night so she could drink the poison. Act 3, Scene 5: 9
Romeo:"Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day"
Romeo talks about how the night has come a to an end and it is now morning so he has to leave. Act 3, Scene 1: 202-203
Prince:"And for that offense
Immediately we do exile him hence."
The Prince comes to the scene of the fighting, figured out what happened, and banished Romeo for his crime. Act 5, Scene 3: 123
Romeo:"The drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die."
Right after Romeo kills Paris and lies him next to Juliet, he drinks the poison and kisses Juliet for the last time.