Act II

The Chorus explains Romeo and Juliet's intensifying love, and their determination to overcome the challenges posed by their rival families. After the feast, Romeo looks for Juliet and hides from Benvolio and Mercutio. Romeo stands below Juliet's balcony and they profess their love for each other. Juliet promises to send a messenger the next day to make sure Romeo is serious about marriage. Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to wed himself and Juliet that day. Friar Lawrence agrees despite his skepticism, and hopes the marriage will end the family feud. Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel, and Mercutio ridicules Romeo for what he believes is his excessive love for Rosaline. The Nurse agrees to send Juliet to Friar Lawrence. The Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is waiting with Friar Lawrence to marry her. Friar Lawrence warns Romeo not to get too intense in his love, and then marries Romeo and Juliet.

Act IV
Act II
Act I