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A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb.
The grieving family agree to end their feud. On a hot summer's day, the young men of each faction fight until the Prince of Verona intercedes and threatens to banish them.
Soon after, the head of the Capulet family plans a feast. His goal is to introduce his daughter Juliet to a Count named Paris who seeks to marry Juliet. Montague's son Romeo and his friends Benvolio and Mercutio hear of the party and resolve to go in disguise. Romeo hopes to see his beloved Rosaline at the party.
Instead, while there, he meets Juliet and falls instantly in love with her. Juliet's cousin Tybalt recognises the Montague boys and forces them to leave just as Romeo and Juliet discover one another.
The pair declare their love for one another and intend to marry the next day. With the help of Juliet's Nurse, the lovers arrange to marry when Juliet goes for confession at the cell of Friar Laurence.
There, they are secretly married talk about a short engagement. Romeo refuses to fight, which angers his friend Mercutio who then fights with Tybalt. Mercutio is accidentally killed as Romeo intervenes to stop the fight.
In anger, Romeo pursues Tybalt, kills him, and is banished by the Prince. Juliet is anxious when Romeo is late to meet her and learns of the brawl, Tybalt's death, and Romeo's banishment. Friar Laurence arranges for Romeo to spend the night with Juliet before he leaves for Mantua.
When the wedding party arrives to greet Juliet the next day, they believe she is dead. The Friar sends a messenger to warn Romeo of Juliet's plan and bids him to come to the Capulet family monument to rescue his sleeping wife.
Act V The vital message to Romeo doesn't arrive in time because the plague is in town so the messenger cannot leave Verona. Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead, Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. He returns to Verona and goes to the tomb where he surprises and kills the mourning Paris.
Romeo takes his poison and dies, while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma. She learns what has happened from Friar Laurence, but she refuses to leave the tomb and stabs herself.
The Friar returns with the Prince, the Capulets, and Romeo's lately widowed father. The deaths of their children lead the families to make peace, and they promise to erect a monument in Romeo and Juliet's memory.
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Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Leonard Whiting plays Romeo Montague and Olivia Hussey plays Juliet Capulet in the production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Bettmann Archive / Getty Images " Romeo and Juliet " is widely regarded as the most famous love story ever written.