Romeo and Juilet timeline

Act 1- Scene 1-Sunday morning , public place

  1. Sampson and Gregory-armed- enter . They are having a normal conversation.
  2. They spot Abram and Balthasar from the other house. They start arguing with Sampson and Gregory asking for a fight.
  3. Benvolio enters, breaks up the argument .
  4. Tybalt enters, they break out fighting.
  5. Enter prince, Montague ,lady Montague,Capulet and lady Capulet . Prince breaks up  the fight .
  6. Warns them that if they fight once more they shall play with there lives.
  7. Romeo enters sadly .
  8. Romeo complains over his love with Rosaline to Benvolio

Act 1-Scene 2-street

  1. Capulet and Paris enter having a conversation about marring Juliet .
  2. Capulet sends his servant to invite these people to the masked ball.
  3. Capulet and Paris leave and Romeo and Benvolio .
  4. Servant asked him if he could read Romeo says yes.
  5. Reading the invitation list and finds that his love is on there.
  6. However the masked ball is in the Capulet household.
  7. They decide to go.

Act 1-Scene 3-Sunday afternoon-Capulet house

  1. Enter Lady Capulet & Nurse wanted Juliet
  2. She enters
  3. They are having a long conversation on the Nurse’s life to Juliet
  4. Then they talk about  Juliet’s arranged marriage and how it’s good to marry someone as wealthy as Paris.

Act 1- Scene 4-Sunday evening-A street

  1. Enter Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio& Others with torches and drum.
  2. They carry on persuading Romeo to come to the masked ball for him to meet other girls not just moan about Rosaline.
  3. They go.

Act 1-Scene 5-Sunday night-Capulet house

  1. Enter servingmen 1,2,3.
  2. They get ready for the ball.
  3. Enter Anthony and Potpan.
  4. Enter Capulet . He introduces his guests and they dance with the musicians .
  5. Talks to his cousin about the old memories of dancing.
  6. Romeo sees Juliet and is struck by live at first sight.
  7. They kiss
  8. They found out which house they are from.
  9. He leaves the party

Act 2-Scene 1-Very late Sunday night- Outside Capulet house

  1. Romeo hides .
  2. Enter Benvolio and Mercutio.
  3. Tease Romeo about his love for Rosaline.

 Act 2-Scene 2-Very late Sunday night/ Monday morning- Outside Juliet Balcony

  1. Romeo speaks.
  2. Juliet enters, they can not see each other.
  3. They speak but still can not see each other.
  4. She realizes Romeo is there.
  5. They express their love to one and other.
  6. Nurse calls for Juliet.
  7. She leaves, promising satisfaction.
  8. The lovers express their goodbyes and nights.

Act 2-Scene 3- Monday morning-St. Peter’s Church

  1. Enter Friar Lawrence with a basket.
  2. Romeo enters.
  3. Tells him that he was not with Rosaline. Friar Lawrence is shocked.
  4. Persuades him to marry Juliet and himself, for the greater good of the city.
  5. Friar Lawrence agrees.

 Act 2-Scene 4- Monday noon- A Street

  1. Enter Benvolio and Mercutio.
  2. Asking each other where Romeo is.
  3. They talk about Tybalt.
  4. Romeo enters.
  5. They have a chat on what Romeo did last night.
  6.  Enter Nurse and Peter. Romeo heads off to talk to them.
  7. Exit Benvolio and Mercutio.
  8. Talk about the small wedding planned.

Act 2-Scene 5-Still Monday noon-Capulet house

  1. Enter Juliet waiting for her Nurse to arrive.
  2. Enter Nurse and Peter.
  3. Juliet is very exited.
  4. Peter gets told to wait.
  5. Peter exits.
  6. Juliet gives Nurse a massage for the long journey.
  7. Nurse says to Juliet to go to St. Peter’s Church, where a husband will be waiting for her.

Act 2-Scene 6-Monday afternoon-St. Peter’s Church

  1. Romeo and Friar Lawrence wait for Juliet.
  2. Enter Juliet .
  3. Romeo and Juliet exchange vows.
  4. Friar Lawrence marrys them.

Act 3-Scene 1- Still Monday afternoon-A Street

  1. Enter Benvolio and Mercutio plus servants.
  2. Benvolio wants to relax.Mercutio does not.
  3. Enter Tybalt and other Capulet’s.
  4. Tybalt teases Mercutio.
  5. Tybalt ask to fight Romeo , but he does not want to.
  6. Mercutio takes his place.
  7. Mercutio draws first.
  8. Tybalt draws after.
  9. Romeo trys to disarm them.
  10. Tybalt kills Mercutio.
  11. Romeo is angry , he does not know what he is doing. He kills Tybalt.
  12. Romeo is told by Benvolio to flee.
  13. Exit Romeo.
  14. Enter Lady Capulet, Lady Montague, Capulet, Montague and Prince.
  15. Prince ask who killed Mercutio and where did he go?
  16. Benvolio tells the whole story.
  17. Lady Capulet claims for the death of Romeo.
  18. Prince disagrees, he banishes Romeo.

Act 3-Scene 2-Monday night- Juliet bedroom

  1.  Enter Nurse.
  2. She tells Juliet that Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt.
  3. Juliet is confused.
  4.  Nurse says she will go to Friar Lawrence’s cell/church.
  5. Exit Nurse.

Act 3-Scene 3- Still Monday night- Friar Lawrence’s cell

  1. Enter Friar and Romeo.
  2. Friar tells Romeo that for killing Tybalt… You have been BANISHED.
  3. Romeo quotes Ha! Banishment? Be merciful, say “death”! Meaning that he would rather die then to be banished.
  4. Friar replies ,And turned that black word “death” to “banishment.” ‘.Do say death say banished.
  5. Nurse knocks on the door.
  6. Romeo hides in Friar’s study.
  7. Who knocks so hard? Whence come you? What’s your will?‘ Friar.
  8. Let me come in, and you shall know my errand.I come from Lady Juliet.‘ Nurse
  9. Romeo comes out of hiding.
  10. Asks about Juliet.
  11. Romeo tries to stab himself.
  12. Friar and Nurse stop him.
  13. Friar tells him The Plan!
  14. Exit Romeo and Nurse to Juliet.

Act 3,-Scene 4-late Monday night-Capulet house.

  1. Enter Lord and Lady Capulet and Paris.
  2. Capulet tells Paris that Juliet is not avaible to be interact with.
  3. They discuss about the wedding .
  4. Capulet decides to change the wedding date to Thursday , on behalf of her happiness.
  5. They exit.

Act 3-Scene 5-Very early Tuesday morning- Juliet bedroom 

  1. Enter Juliet and Romeo on balcony.
  2. She ask, will you go now.
  3. He replies yes.
  4. They exchange their feelings verbally.
  5. Enter Nurse,saying that he needs to leave now. Lady Capulet is coming.
  6. Lady Capulet enters. Asks how is Juliet.
  7. Juliet says I am ill and that she wants to weep for this loss.
  8. Lady Capulet tells her that Romeo is the villain.
  9. And the fact he is still alive, makes her angry. Therefore, she will send someone to kill him.
  10. Then she gets straight to the point, she’s getting married on Thursday to Paris.
  11. She admitted to loving Romeo and refusing to marry Paris.
  12. Lady Capulet says  Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself, And see how he will take it at your hands. 
  13. Capulet enters. Along with Nurse.
  14. Juliet is now being forced to marry Paris if she likes it or not.
  15. Capulet is describing her action :How, how2, how, how2? Chopped logic? What is this?                   now5, now5, quibbling
    “Proud” and “I thank you” and “I thank you not”
    And yet “not proud”? Mistress minion you,
    Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds,
    But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next                    
    To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church,
    Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither!
    Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage!
    You tallow-face!Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!
    I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday,
    Or never after look me in the face!
    Speak not, reply not, do not answer me!
    My fingers itch!—Wife, we scarce thought us blest
    That God had lent us but this only child,
    But now I see this one is one too much,
    And that we have a curse in having her.
    Out on her, hilding!                                                         
  16. Nurse interferes.
  17. Capulet exits after calling her disloyal.
  18. Juliet pleads Lady Capulet not to get married.
  19. Nurse doubts the fact Romeo is coming back.
  20. Juliet leaves a message to Lady Capulet saying she gone to The Friar.
  21. Juliet exits.

Act 4- Scene 1 -Mid Tuesday – St. Peter’s Church.

  1. Enter Friar Lawrence beside Paris.
  2. Paris tells Friar , the wedding is moved to Thursday.
  3. Friar Lawrence is surprised.
  4. Paris tells him it is Capulet’s will, nothing will slow him down.
  5. And, since Tybalts’ death, it should cheer her up.‘ Paris.
  6. Juliet enters.
  7. Happily met, my lady and my wife!‘ Paris.
  8. That may be, sir, when I may be a wife Juliet.
  9. That “may be” must be, love, on Thursday nextParis.
  10. What must be shall be  Juliet.
  11. That’s a certain text. Friar.
  12. PARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.23
    Come you to make confession to the Friar1?                                                 this Father2JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.24
    To answer that, I should confess to you.                            I would be confessing to youPARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.25
    Do not deny to him that you love me.

    JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.26
    I will confess to you that I love him.

    PARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.27
    So will you1, I am sure, that you love me.                                                                 ye2

    JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.28
    If I do so, it will be of more price                                                                          value
    Being spoke behind your back than to your face.

    PARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.30
    Poor soul, thy face is much abused with tears.                                                  streaked

    JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.31
    The tears have got small victory by that,
    For it was bad enough before their spite.                                                           the tears

    PARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.33
    Thou wrong’st it more than tears with that report.          you wrong your face, statement

    JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.34
    That is no slander, sir, which is a truth,                                                                       lie
    And what I spake, I spake it to my face.                                                   about my face

    PARIS                                                                                                                      4.1.36
    Thy face is mine, and thou hast slandered it.

    JULIET                                                                                                                    4.1.37
    It may be so, for it is not mine own.
    [to Friar] Are you at leisure, Holy Father, now,                                                       free
    Or shall I come to you at evening mass?

    FRIAR 4.1.40
    My leisure serves me, pensive daughter, now. I’m free now, troubled
    [to him] My lord, we must entreat the time alone.

  13. Paris kisses Juliet and exits.
  14. Juliet tells him the problem. She threatens to kill herself if Friar can not help.
  15. Friar Lawrence manages to stop her, he figures out the plan
  16. Hold, then. Go home, be merry. Give consent      wait, agree

To marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow.
Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone.          be sure to sleep alone
Let not thy Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber.            bedroom
Take thou this vial, being then in bed,                        little bottle, once you’re in bed
And this distilling liquor drink thou off.            drink all the liquid   4.1.96
When presently through all thy veins shall run            soon
A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse          fluid
Shall keep his native progress, but surcease.    keep beating, stop
No warmth, no breath1 shall testify thou live’st.           show you’re alive   4.1.100
The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade       rosiness
To paly4 ashes. Thy eyes’ windows fall                  pale grey, eyelids will close
Like Death when he shuts up the day of life.       closes
Each part, deprived of supple government,      part of you, unable to move
Shall, stiff and stark and cold, appear like death.         rigid   4.1.105
And in this borrowed likeness of shrunk death             death-like appearance
Thou shalt continue two and forty hours,         forty two hours
And then awake as from a pleasant sleep.
Now, when the bridegroom in the morning comes       Paris
To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead.         to wake you   4.1.110
Then, as the manner of our country is,            custom
In thy best robes, uncovered on the bier          funeral bed
Thou shalt3 be borne to that same ancient vault           shall2, carried, tomb
Where all the kindred of the Capulets lie.               family
In the meantime, against thou shalt awake,       in preparation for you waking
Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift        plan   4.1.116
And hither shall he come, and he and I            here
Will watch thy waking3, and that very night      watch you wake
Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua.          take you away
And this shall free thee from this present shame,         4.1.120
If no inconstant toy nor womanish fear            you don’t change your mind or let
Abate thy valor in the acting it.





3 Responses to “Romeo and Juilet timeline”

  • Christopher Waugh Says:

    This is brilliantly detailed and it shows that you’ve paid great attention to the reading in class. I’m very impressed.

    Be careful to discriminate between the film and the play. I’m happy for you to record events from the film, but if you do so, please note that “In the film version…”

    Since you’re going so well, you might want to include some observations about the implications of what you’re recording. For example, where you note that the Prince warns Capulet and Montague – you might want to mention this is part of the series of warnings that builds tension in the play.

    You can get away with a little less detail if this is taking you too long. Stick to the key events

    I really like how you went back and corrected the spelling of the character’s names. That’s a very scholarly thing to have done.


    Mr Waugh

  • Christopher Waugh Says:

    This is continuing well. I’m most impressed with your sustained attention to detail as well as the careful selection of important details.


  • dreevil Says:

    Can you tell me where in my time line i need to point out “In the film version…”

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