10th March 2017

Romeo and Juliet

SCENE SUMMARY

Act 1, Scene 5

CHARACTERS: Four Serving men, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Paris, Nurse, Benvolio and other party guests

SETTING: Capulet’s house

Romeo arrives at the Capulet’s party, Tybalt recognises Romeo and wants to start a fight but Capulet orders him not to because of the death threats from the prince. Romeo and Juliet meet and it is ‘love at first sight’ Juliet’s mother is looking for her as she wants Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet is dragged away leaving Romeo stunned because he had just found out that Juliet was a Capulet.

QUOTE: ‘and touching her’s, make blessed my rude hand’

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