In fair Verona (where we lay our scene) Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Two star-crossed lovers take their life.
Act 1, Scene 3
The Montagues and Capulets engage in a violent street brawl.
Act 1, Scene 4
Romeo pines for Rosaline, who does not reciprocate his love.
Act 1, Scene 5
The nurse reminices about Juliet's childhood. Lady Capulet tells Juliet of her father's plans to marry her off, and the banquet that is to be held that evening. Juliet agrees to consider it.
Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio arrive at the mansion, and Mercutio encourages Romeo to dance, but he declines. Mercutio teases Romeo, and the group proceeds to the party, Romeo expressing strange and ominous feelings.
Romeo sees Juliet and falls in love with her. Tybalt recognises him and wants to fight, but Capulet decides against it. The nurse calls for Juliet and Romeo finds out that she is a Capulet.