Everyone is trying to get everything ready for the wedding that will be held for Paris and Juliet. The nurse is called to wake Julitet.
The nurse goes to Juliet's room to wake her up but finds her dead in her bed. Lady Capulet comes and is saddened by the news.
Lord Capulet discovers that Juliet is dead and Paris has to hear that his wife to be is dead. Everyone is in distress because Juliet was supposed to get married to Paris.
Paris and Capulet complain about Juliet's death but Friar Lawrence comforts them by telling them she is in a better place now. Also, that they are crying even though she has risen to heaven. Capulet decides that they should use the things they prepared for the wedding for the funeral.
Friar Lawrence tells them to take Juliet to her grave. Peter tells the musician to play "Heart's Ease" but the musician refuses. Peter threatens to give him no money.
Peter draws out a knife which frightens the musicians. Peter starts singing the song himself but is confused by one of the lines. The musicians tell him the answer but Peter is upset with the response.