Romeo meets Juliet at a Capulet party, and they immediately fall in love. Tybalt notices Romeo and warns Lord Capulet he is a Montague. Lord Capulet lets Romeo remain as he has heard Romeo is respected and civilised.
They both find out they are from separate houses and are sure they will not allowed to be married. Nevertheless, they are wedded by Friar Lawrence who thinks their marriage will bring the rival houses together.
However, the night before their wedding, Romeo and Tybalt duel. Tybalt dies at the hands of Romeo, and Romeo is baished: if he returns to Verona, he will be killed. In the morning, he is forced to leave.
Juliet has been told she is to be married to Paris, but her parents do not know she is already married. She originally refused the marriage but later agrees as she has a plan, devised by Friar Lawrence: Friar Lawrence will give Juliet a sleeping potion which she will use to fake her death and escape so she can be with Romeo forever
In his banishment, Romeo does not hear about the plan: the man Friar Lawrence sent to inform Romeo of Juliet's fake death did not reach him. Romeo hears about Juliet's 'death', purchases a bottle of poison, and visits her grave.
Romeo arrives at her tomb, and drinks the poison as he believes she is dead. Romeo dies and Juliet wakes,and she sees he is dead. She kisses the poison from his lips and she dies with him.