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Timeline for Romeo and Juliet

This Literature Timeline of the famous play by William Shakespeare.
Important dates in this Time line for Romeo and Juliet, the 'star-crossed' lovers
The events leading to the death of the lovers
 The different Acts of the play and relevant times of events
The famous play about Romeo and Juliet.

William Shakespeare & the script of Romeo and Juliet

Timeline for Romeo and Juliet

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Act 1

 

Sunday

 

Morning

 

Romeo lovesick for Rosaline

Act 1

 

Sunday

 

Afternoon

 

A street fight between the Montague and Capulet factions

Act 1

 

Sunday

 

Evening

 

The Capulets make ready for their masked ball (masque)
The Montague faction gatecrash the ball - Romeo is disguised by a mask. Romeo sees beautiful Juliet - it is love at first sight.

Act 2

 

Sunday

 

Night

 

Romeo and Juliet meet and learn they belong to the opposing families of Montague and Capulet. Despite the conflicting loyalties to their families they swear their love for each other and decide to marry

Act 2

 

Monday

 

Morning

 

Plans are made for the wedding

Act 2

 

Monday

 

Early Afternoon

 

Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are married by Friar Laurence
The Nurse helps Romeo with plans to provide ropes to enable Romeo to climb into Juliet's bedchamber as her husband later that night...

Act 3

 

Monday

 

Late Afternoon

 

Benvolio and Mercutio (Montague faction) meet Tybalt (Capulet faction). Mercutio is killed by Tybalt.

Act 3

 

Monday

 

Early Evening

 

Romeo revenges the death of Mercutio and kills Tybalt.

Act 3

 

Monday

 

Night

 

Prince of Verona banishes Romeo from Verona.
Unaware of the wedding Capulet arranges for Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday

Act 3

 

Tuesday

 

Dawn

 

Having spent the night together the lovers, Romeo and Juliet, part

Act 4

 

Tuesday

 

Morning

 

Juliet refuses her father's wishes to marry Paris and decides she will commit suicide rather than betray Romeo

Act 4

 

Tuesday

 

Afternoon

 

Friar Laurence advises Juliet to pretend to take poison and fake her death, allowing her to escape to Romeo. Knowing she will escape Juliet "agrees" to marry Paris. Her delighted father brings the wedding forward to Wednesday

Act 4

 

Tuesday

 

Night

 

Juliet takes the fake potion

Act 4

 

Wednesday

 

Morning

 

The Nurse discovers the "dead" Juliet. The Capulet family learn that their daughter Juliet is dead. The wedding preparations are changed to those of a funeral.

Act 5

 

Wednesday

   
 

Romeo learns of Juliet's death - devastated he plans to return to Verona to see the dead body of Juliet - he plans to commit suicide

Act 5

 

Thursday

 

Evening

 

Romeo looks at Juliet in her coffin. Paris sees him, they fight and Paris is killed. Romeo then takes the poison - just as Juliet awakes. Romeo dies and then Juliet stabs herself to death.

Act 5

 

Thursday

 

Evening

 

The tragic love story ends as the Montague and Capulet families end their feud

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