Romeo and Juliet

  • Jul 13, 1303

    Romeo's dream

    Romeo has a prophetic dream that "my mind misgives / some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, / shall bitterly begin his fearful date / with this night's revels and expire the term / of a despised life, closed in my breast / by some vile forfeit of untimely death" (RJ 1.5.113-118) = cause / effect = going to the party will lead to his death somehow
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Street fight between servants

    Morning, before 9am.

    "Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?" (1.1.42)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Prince's speech

    Just before 9am.
    "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, / profaners of this neighbor-stained steel--" ...
    "Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word / by thee old Capulet, and Montague / have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets..."
    "If ever you disturb our streets again, / your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace" (RJ 1.1.77-99)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Benvolio speaks to Romeo

    Around 9am.
    Ben: "In love?"
    Rom: "Out."
    Ben: "Of love?"
    Rom: "Out of her favor where I am in love." (RJ 1.1.163-166)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Paris asks Capulet for Juliet's hand in marriage

    Cap: "But saying o'er what I have said before: / my child is yet a stranger in the world / she hath not seen the change of fourteen years; / let two more summers wither in their pride / ere we may think her ripe to be a bride" (RJ 1.2.7-11)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Capulet sends servant to invite guests to party

    Cap; "Go, sirrah, trudge about / through fair Verona; find those persons out / whose names are written there, and to them say / my house and welcome on their pleasure stay."
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Servant meets Romeo

    Servant: "I pray, sir, can you read?"
    Rom: "Ay, mine own fortune in my misery."
    Servant: "Can you read anything you see?"
    Rom: "Ay, if I know the letters and the language." (RJ 1.2.59-63)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Juliet's mom speaks to Juliet about marriage

    Late afternoon.
    LCap: "How stands your disposition to be married?"
    Jul: "It is an honor that I dream not of." (1.3.69-70)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Romeo and friends crash the Capulet party

    Cap: "Welcome, gentlemen!...How long is't now since last yourself and I were in a mask?" (RJ 1.5.15, 31-32)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Tybalt notices Romeo at Capulet party

    Late evening.
    Tyb: "This by his voice should be a Montague / Fetch me my rapier boy. What, dares the slave / come hither, cover'd with an antic face / to fleer and scorn at our solemnity?" (RJ 1.5.56-59)
  • Jul 14, 1303

    Romeo and Juliet meet

    Late evening.
    Rom: "Is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe's debt."
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Balcony scene

    Rom: "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?" (RJ 2.2.3)
    Jul: "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" (RJ 2.2.35)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Romeo and Juliet decide to marry

    2 or 3am.
    Jul: "Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. / If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow." (RJ 2.2.149-150)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Romeo meets Friar Lawrence

    5 or 6am.
    Rom: "Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set / on the fair daughter of rich Capulet ... this I pray / that thou consent to marry us today" (RJ 2.3.58-59, 64-65)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Juliet sends Nurse to meet Romeo

    Around 9am. Nurse: "If ye should lead her in a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behavior, as they say, for the gentle woman is young; and therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be off'red to any gentlewoman, and a very weak dealing." (RJ 2.4.152-156)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Nurse returns with news for Juliet

    Noon. Nurse: "Hie you hence to Friar Lawrence' cell / there stays a husband to make you a wife." (RJ 2.5.70-71)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Romeo and Juliet marry

    Around 1pm. Friar: "These violent delights have violent ends / and in their triumph die, like fire and powder / which, as they kiss, consume." (RJ 2.6.9-10)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Tybalt kills Mercutio

    After 2pm Mercutio: "Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm." (RJ 3.1.103)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Romeo kills Tybalt

    After 2pm. Romeo: "Either thou or I, or both, must go with him!" (RJ 3.1.130)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Prince banishes Romeo

    Early evening. Prince: "Immediately do we exile him hence." (RJ 3.1.193)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Paris comes to woo Juliet

    Late evening. Paris: "These times of woe afford no time to woo." (RJ 3.4.8)
  • Jul 15, 1303

    Romeo hides in Friar Lawrence's cell / goes to Juliet

    Late evening. Friar: "Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable. / Go get thee to thy love, as was decreed, / ascend her chamber hence and comfort her / but look thou stay not till the watch be set / for then thou canst not pass to Mantua / where thou shalt live till we can find a time / to blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, / beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back / with twenty hundred thousand times more joy / than thou wen'st forth in lamentation." (RJ 3.3.151-160)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Paris speaks to Friar Lawrence about wedding

    Late morning. Friar: "On Thursday, sir? The time is very short."
    Paris: "My father Capulet will have it so." (RJ 4.1.1-2)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Romeo must leave Juliet

    Early morning. Jul: "Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day." (RJ 3.5.1)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Juliet's parents say to marry Paris

    Morning. Cap: "An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend. / And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, / for by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee / nor what is mine shall never do thee good." (RJ 3.5.200-202).
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Nurse tells Juliet: marry Paris

    Morning. Jul: "Speak'st thou from thy heart?"
    Nurse: "And from my soul too, / else beshrew them both."
    Jul: "Amen." (RJ 3.5.236-239)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence for help

    Late morning. Friar: "I do spy a kind of hope / which craves as desperate an execution / as that is desperate which we would this borrowed likeness of shrunk death / thou shalt continue two and forty hours..." (RJ 4.1.69-71, 105-106).
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Juliet begs forgiveness of her father

    Afternoon. Cap: "How now, my headstrong? Where have you been gadding?"
    Jul: "Pardon, I beseech you. Henceforward, I am ever rul'd by you."
    Cap: "Send for the County. Go tell him of this. / We'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning." (RJ 4.2. 16, 22-25)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Juliet takes potion a day early

    Evening (between 8 and 9pm) Jul: "What if this mixture do not work at all? / Shall I be married then to-morrow morning? / No, no! This shall forbid it. Lie thou there. (Lays down a dagger.) (RJ 4.3.22-24)
  • Jul 16, 1303

    Romeo's dream

    Late evening. Rom: "My dreams presage some joyful news at hand...I dreamt my lady came and found me dead / and breathed such life with kisses in my lips / that I reviv'd and was an emperor." (RJ 5.1.2, 6-9).
  • Jul 17, 1303

    Capulet prepares for wedding

    3am. Cap: "Look for baked meats, good Angelica; / spare not the cost." (RJ 4.4.4-5)
  • Jul 17, 1303

    Nurse finds Juliet "dead"

    Morning. Nurse: "Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady's dead!" (RJ 4.5.15)
  • Jul 17, 1303

    Friar says to be happy

    Morning. Friar: "Heaven and yourself / had part in this fair maid! now heaven hath all / and all the better it is for the maid." (RJ 4.5.70-71)
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Romeo kills Paris

    Late evening. Rom: "Stay not, be gone. Live, and hereafter say / a madman's mercy bid thee run away." (RJ 5.3.66-67)
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Balthasar / Servant gives Romeo the news

    Morning. Rom: "How fares my Juliet? That I ask again, / for nothing can be ill if she be well."
    Bal: "Then she is well, and nothing can be ill. Her body sleeps in Capel's monument."
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Romeo visits an apothecary

    Afternoon. Apoth: "Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua's law / is death to any he that utters them."
    Rom: "I pay thy poverty and not thy will." (RJ 5.1.69-70, 79)
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Friar John could not deliver message

    Late evening. Friar John: "I could not send it -- here it is again -- nor get a messenger to bring it thee / so fearful were they of infection."
    Friar Lawrence: "Unhappy fortune! The letter was not nice, but full of charge / of dear import, and the neglecting it / may do much danger." (RJ 5.2.14-20)
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Paris brings flowers to Juliet's grave

    Late evening. Paris: "Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew." (RJ 5.3.12)
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Romeo takes deadly poison

    Late evening. Rom: "Here's to my love. O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss, I die." (RJ 5.3.119-120).
  • Jul 18, 1303

    Friar Lawrence finds Romeo and Paris dead

    Late evening. Friar: "Romeo! O pale! Who else? What, Paris too? And steep'd in blood? Ah, what an unkind hour is guilty of this lamentable chance!" (RJ 5.3.149-151).
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Juliet wakes

    1 or 2am. Jul: "Oh comfortable friar! where is my lord?"
    Friar: "A greater power than we can contradict / hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away / Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead / and Paris too." (RJ 5.3.153, 158-161).
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Friar leaves Juliet alone

    1 or 2am. Friar; "Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. / Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay." (RJ 5.3.163-164)
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Juliet kills herself

    1 or 2am Jul: "Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust and let me die." (RJ 5.3.174-175).
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Romeo's mother dies from grief

    Morning. Montague: "Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! / Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath." (RJ 5.3.221-222)
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Friar reveals the truth

    Morning. Friar: "I am the greatest, able to do least / yet most suspected, as the time and place / doth make against me, of this direful murder / and here I stand, both to impeach and purge / myself condemned and myself excus'd." (RJ 5.3.234-238)
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Capulet and Montague forgive each other

    Morning. Cap: "O brother Montague, give me thy hand. / This is my daughter's jointure, for no more / can I demand." (RJ 5.3.307-308).
  • Jul 19, 1303

    Prince: "All are punished."

    Morning. Prince: "A glooming peace this morning with it brings. / The sun for sorrow will not show his head. / Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things. / some shall be pardoned, some punished. / for never was a story of more woe / than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
  • Jul 31, 1303

    Juliet's 14th birthday

    Nurse: "Come Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen" (RJ 1.3.21)