Ah, my mistresses! Which of you all Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you.— Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty, She, I’ll swear, hath corns.
Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
'Tis he, that villain Romeo.
He shall be endured. You are a saucy boy.
Lord Capulet welcomes his guests to dance and to have fun, saying that those women who do not wish to dance probably have corns on their feet! He invites the musicians to play.
If I profane with my unworthiest hand My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
You kiss by th' book
Romeo spots Juliet and is immediately stunned by her beauty. He instantly forgets about his love for Rosaline. He has never felt love like this before.
Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.
Tybalt spots Romeo and recognises him as a Montague. Upon telling Lord Capulet of this, he is dismissed and told to stop scowling since they are having a party. Tybalt says that he will not put up with Romeo.
His name is Romeo, and a Montague,The only son of your great enemy.
Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathèd enemy.
If he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed.
Romeo decides to approach Juliet and takes her hand. He compares her to a holy shrine and himself a pilgrim. They converse back and forth until he kisses her twice.
The nurse finds Juliet with Romeo and takes her away. Romeo is dismayed to realise that Juliet is a Capulet. He feels that now that he is in love with her, his life depends on his enemy. He is in doubt of future, since discovering his love for Juliet Capulet.
The Nurse tells Juliet that he is a Montague. Juliet tells her that she will not marry unless it is to Romeo since she feels that she is in love with him. She says that love is a monster for making her fall in love with her worst enemy.