Go waken Juliet, go and trim her up. Hie, make haste.
Alas, alas! Help, help! my lady's dead! My lord! My lady!
O lamentable day! Look, look! O heavy day!
Death that hath tane her hence to make me wail ties up my tongue and will not let me speak
O me, O me, my child, my only life! Help, help! Call help.
Early in the morning, the Capulet house is busy with preparations for the wedding. Capulet sends the Nurse to go wake Juliet.
O woeful day, O woeful day!
O love! O life! not life, but love in death!
The nurse finds Juliet 'dead' and begins to wail
Everyone prepare to follow this fair corse unto her grave
All things we ordained festival, Turn from their office to black funeral
The nurse is soon joined by Lady Capulet and Capulet
O play me some merry dump to comfort me.
Not a dump we, 'tis no time to play now.
Paris arrives with Friar Lawrence and a group of musicians for the wedding and learns what has happened.
Friar Lawrence reminds them all that Juliet has gone to a better place and urges them to make ready for her funeral.
Peter, the Capulet servant, enters and asks the musicians to play a happy tune to ease his sorrowful heart. The musicians refuse, arguing that to play such music would be inappropriate. Angered, Peter insults the musicians. After singing a final insult at the musicians, he leaves.