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  • Juliet is crying. Her parents assume she is grieving over Tybalt, however, it is because she misses her beloved husband Romeo. Juliet's father Capulet decides that she will marry Count Paris, kinsman to the Prince to distract her from her grief.
  • Juliet refuses to marry Paris. Her father is furious and threatens to disown her. She flees to Friar Laurence's cell for advice. Friar Laurence gives Juliet a potion that will make her appear as if she is dead for 42 hours, after which she will wake up. He promises to send a letter to Romeo, requesting that he come to Verona to whisk her away to Mantua.
  • Juliet takes the potion on the eve of her arranged wedding to Paris. Her family think she is dead and place her in the Capulet tomb. Unfortunately, Romeo does not get the letter, but instead hears that Juliet is dead.
  • Romeo is distraught. He goes to the apothecary and buys poison. He decides that he will die beside Juliet. He sneaks into Verona to Capulet tomb where he meets Paris, who is laying flowers at the tomb.
  • Romeo and Paris fight and Paris is killed. Romeo lays him in the tomb beside Juliet as per his dying wish. Romeo takes the poison and dies. Friar Laurence arrives to check on Juliet, just as she is waking up. She sees Romeo. Friar Laurence is scared by the coming of The Watch and flees. Juliet kills herself with Romeo's dagger.
  • The Watch, the Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet and Montague come and find Friar Laurence leaving the tomb. They go inside and see their dead children. Friar Laurence is the only one to know the full story and explains. Capulet and Montague realise their feud is responsible for all the deaths. They end their feud. Each promise to erect a monument to the other's child.
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