Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy set in Verona, Italy, where two rival families live – the Montagues and the Capulets. When Romeo Montague meets Juliet Capulet in disguise at the Capulet ball, they instantly fall in love and decide to marry in secret. With the assistance of the Friar and Juliet’s nurse, they carry it off, though shortly afterwards a street brawl ensues in which Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Romeo is banished from Verona.
When Juliet’s parents arrange her swift marriage to the County Paris, a plan is made for Juliet to fake her own death and escape the city to start a new life with Romeo. A tragic chain of events leads to the plan failing, and Romeo and Juliet taking their own lives. The play ends with a promise of reconciliation between the two families.
Act 2:2 (edited) 2–185.
Act 3:2 1–31.
Act 2 Scene 2
Act 3 Scene 2
Act 2 Scene 2 In Conversation with Damien Strouthos
Act 3 Scene 2 In Conversation with Miranda Tapsell