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'Two households both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene...'
The company on stage at the start of the play.
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
Act 1 Scene 1
LORD CAPULET Old Montague is come and flourishes his blade in spite of me.
Lord Capulet (Christopher Hunter) brandishes his knife at Lord Montague (Mark Ross).
LADY CAPULET Thou shalt not stire a foot to seek a foe.
Lady Capulet (Éva Magyar) challenges Lord Montague (Mark Ross).
Act 1 Scene 2
LORD CAPULET Find those persons out whose names are written here, and to them say, my house and welcome on their pleasure stay.
Lord Capulet (Christopher Hunter) gives Peter (Owain Arthur) a list of the guests for the ball. But Peter can't read...
Act 1 Scene 3
LADY CAPULET Tell me, daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?
Lady Capulet (Éva Magyar) speaks to Juliet (Anneika Rose) as she is getting ready for the ball with her Nurse (Julie Legrand).
Act 1 Scene 5
Romeo (David Dawson) sits at the ball while Juliet (Anneika Rose) dances in the background with her father (Christopher Hunter).
ROMEO Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.
Romeo (David Dawson) receives another kiss from Juliet (Anneika Rose) at the ball.
Act 2 Scene 2
ROMEO Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear...
Romeo (David Dawson) tries to swear his love after Juliet (Anneika Rose) asks her if he loves her.
Act 2 Scene 3
ROMEO This I pray, that thou consent to marry us today.
Romeo (David Dawson) urges Friar Lawrence (James Clyde) to marry him to Juliet.
Act 2 Scene 4
MERCUTIO I will bite thee by the ear for that jest.
Mercutio (Gyuri Sarossy) and Romeo (David Dawson) joke and mock-fight.
Act 2 Scene 5
NURSE Hie you hence to Friar Lawrence's cell; there stays a husband to make you a wife.
After winding up Juliet (Anneika Rose) by making her wait, the Nurse (Julie Legrand) finally tells her about Romeo's plans.
Act 3 Scene 1
ROMEO Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.
Romeo (David Dawson) avenges Mercutio's death by killing Tybalt (Mark Holgate) who is Juliet's cousin.
Act 3 Scene 1
LADY CAPULET Tybalt, my cousin! O my brother's child!
Lady Capulet (Éva Magyar) mourns Tybalt (Mark Holgate) who has been killed by Romeo.
Act 3 Scene 2
JULIET Give me my Romeo and, when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars...
Juliet (Anneika Rose) waits for Romeo.
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