Romeo And Juliet Timeline

Romeo And Juliet Timeline

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act I Scene II

Sunday Early morning

The Montagues and Capulets fight in the streets and are separated by Prince Escalus.

Romeo is craving Rosaline who has rejected him.

Line 167: Benvolio states that it is 9:00 am

“brand-new struck 9”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act I Scene II

Sunday Afternoon

Lord Capulet and Paris speak about arranging a marriage to Juliet.

Romeo and Benvolio discover that Rosaline has actually been invited to a party at the Capulet house. Benvolio suggests crashing the party so that Romeo can see that the other women are more lovely than Rosaline is.

Line 20: Lord Capulet says that there will be a party tonight

“This night I hold an old accustomed feast”

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Line 57: Romeo greets the servant with the word, “Godden”, that was utilized to say “Good afternoon”.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act I Scene III

Sunday Evening

Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris wishes to wed her.

Line 15: Girl Capulet says that it is “a fortnight and odd days” up until Lammastide (August 1, which will be Juliet’s 14th birthday), so this Sunday is at some point between July 4th and 18th.

Line 100: the servant says

“the guests are come, dinner provided”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act I Scene IV

Sunday Night

Romeo and buddies arrive outside the Capulet home.

There are a number of referrals to bring torches or lamps, so darkness has actually fallen.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act I Scene V

Sunday Night & & late evening

Romeo and Juliet meet at the celebration and fall in love.

Tybalt is mad that Romeo came.

Numerous hours pass throughout this scene even though it takes only a few minutes to perform. It begins with the servants setting up and the visitors showing up. It ends with the guests leaving.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene I

Sunday Late evening

Romeo searches for Juliet.

Benvolio and Mercutio try to find Romeo.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene II

Sunday Late evening

The well-known balcony scene: Romeo and Juliet decide that they will get wed the next morning.

Line 169: Romeo informs Juliet to send out for him tomorrow at 9:00

“At the hour of 9”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene III

Monday Morning

Romeo goes to Friar Laurence to set up the wedding.

Line 1: Friar Laurence states,

“The gray-eyed morn smiles”

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Line 32:

“What early tongue”

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Line 39:

“thy earliness doth guarantee me”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene IV

Monday Midday

Benvolio and Mercutio are still trying to find Romeo since Tybalt is preparing to challenge Romeo to a battle. Romeo discovers them. The Nurse gets here. Benvolio and Mercutio leave.

The Nurse alerts Romeo that he better not be toying with Juliet because Paris genuinely wants to wed her.

Line 118: Mercutio says,

“the dial is now upon the prick of noon”

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The Nurse seems to have actually lost 3 hours before finding Romeo.

Lines 191-194: Romeo states that Juliet ought to pertain to Friar Laurence “this afternoon”.

Lines 200-203: Romeo says that

“within this hour”

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a servant will deliver a rope ladder so that he can enter into Juliet’s space when night falls.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene V

Monday Afternoon

Juliet is upset that the Nurse is taking so long.

The Nurse delivers Romeo’s message.

Line 1:

“The clock struck nine when I did send out the nurse. In half an hour she guaranteed to return.”

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Line 10:

“Of this day’s journey, and from nine till twelve is three long hours.”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act II Scene VI

Monday Afternoon

Romeo and Juliet satisfy at Friar Laurence’s cell and get wed.

Shakespeare doesn’t actually reveal the wedding on stage, but many productions do.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act III Scene II

Monday Afternoon

Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt. Romeo arrives, and Tybalt challenges him. Romeo refuses, so Mercutio battles Tybalt. Tybalt eliminates Mercutio, so Romeo eliminates Tybalt. The Prince orders that Romeo be banished.

Line 4:

“Benvolio refers to the time of year when he says that “these hot days” are stirring “the mad blood”

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(It’s unclear why Romeo didn’t just stay with Juliet after the wedding.)

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act III Scene II

Monday Late afternoon

Juliet wishes for night to fall so that Romeo will have the ability to come.

The Nurse tells her about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment.

Line 99: Juliet states that it has actually been three hours considering that the wedding

“thy three-hours other half”

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There is much poetic imagery about the sun and night.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act III Scene III

Monday Early evening

Friar Laurence informs Romeo that he has been banished. The Nurse concerns bring Romeo to Juliet.

Line 66: Romeo says that it has actually been one hour given that the wedding

“An hour but married

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but he’s most likely being metaphorical not actual.

Line 148: It is not yet dark. Friar Laurence tells Romeo to go to Juliet now however to leave for Mantua prior to the night watchmen (authorities) go on duty

“stay not till the watch be set”

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Line 167: He repeats this warning and recommends that, if Romeo misses the deadline, he needs to wait up until the watch goes off task at daybreak.

Line 164: The Nurse says,

“it grows really late.”

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Friar Laurence says, “excellent night” twice (166 and 173).

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act III Scene IV

Monday Late evening

Lord Capulet chooses that Juliet will wed Paris on Thursday.

Line 18: Paris says that today is Monday.

Lines 5-7:

“Tis very late … I would have been abed an hour ago.”

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Line 34:

“it is so very really late.”

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Line 17: Lord Capulet recommends that the wedding needs to be on Wednesday, however, in lines 19-21, he changes his mind:

“Wednesday is prematurely. O’ Thursday let it be. O’ Thursday, inform her, she will be wed to this honorable Earl.”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act III Scene V

Tuesday Morning

Romeo leaves for Mantua after spending the night with Juliet.

Juliet is informed that she should wed Paris on Thursday early morning– otherwise.

Lines 1-35: Romeo and Juliet playfully argue whether it is really morning or still night.

Line 13: Girl Capulet says,

“Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn.”

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Lines 154-155: Lord Capulet says,

“Thursday next, to opt for Paris to Saint Peter’s Church.”

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Line 162:

“Get thee to church o’ Thursday.”

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Line 192:

“Thursday is near.”

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Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act IV Scene I

Tuesday Late early morning or afternoon

Paris talks to Friar Laurence about the upcoming wedding event.

Juliet goes to Friar Laurence, and he suggests a plan that she take a drug that will make her look dead so that she can sneak away with Romeo.

Friar Laurence sends out Friar John to Mantua with a message for Romeo.

The time of day is uncertain, however it is not yet night because Juliet states that she can come back “at evening mass” for her “confession” if Friar Laurence is busy with Paris now (lines 37-38).

Line 1: Responding to what Paris has simply informed him, Friar Laurence says,

“On Thursday, sir? The time is really brief.”

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Line 20: Paris says,

“… on Thursday next.”

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Line 42: Paris says,

“Juliet, on Thursday early will I stir ye.”

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Lines 48-49: Friar Laurence says,

“I hear thou should … on Thursday next be wed.”

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Line 90: Friar Laurence says that

“Wednesday is tomorrow”

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which Juliet should take the drug “tomorrow night”.

Line 105: Friar Laurence states that the drug will make her sleep for

“2 and forty hours”

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(nearly two days). Shakespeare most likely included this additional time so that Romeo would have a credible quantity of time to get the message and return from Mantua. Many productions make it appear much shorter.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act IV Scene II

Tuesday Early night

Lord Capulet is arranging a big wedding event.

Juliet returns from seeing Friar Laurence and pretends to be cooperating.

Line 39: Girl Capulet says,

“Tis now near night.”

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There is a little confusion about the day in this scene. Both Lord Capulet and Juliet say that the wedding event is tomorrow (Wednesday). Woman Capulet remedies them and states that it is on Thursday, however Lord Capulet continues to state “tomorrow” (lines 24, 35, 36, 37, 46). This might be intended to be a little funny about Lord Capulet constantly getting the day wrong in his rush to prepare the wedding, however Juliet makes the error too (line 35).

Some individuals discuss the discrepancy by recommending that Lord Capulet has unexpectedly chosen to move the wedding event up a day so that Juliet won’t have time to alter her mind once again. Therefore Woman Capulet is arguing with him about the choice, not remedying him. Let’s assume it’s that (otherwise, you can press the following scenes back a day).

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act IV Scene III

Tuesday Night

Juliet drinks the drug.

Juliet two times discusses that the wedding is tomorrow (lines 8 and 22).

Juliet is taking the drug a day early which suggests that the information in Friar Laurence’s letter to Romeo is now wrong. Uh oh!

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act IV Scene IV

Tuesday through Wednesday

Really late evening through early morning

Lord Capulet monitors the wedding preparations throughout the night. Paris arrives extremely early in the early morning, which was the customized at the time.

Line 4:

“The curfew bell hath sounded,’t is three o’clock”

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(in the early morning).

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act IV Scene V

Wednesday Early morning

The Capulets and the others find Juliet’s “dead” body.

Juliet is now set up get up on Thursday night rather of Friday night.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act V Scene I

Thursday Afternoon

In Mantua, Romeo gains from Balthasar that Juliet is dead.

Romeo buys poison from the Apothecary.

No time of day is discussed, but the scene starts with Romeo speaking about a dream that he had, so it might still be morning.

Enough time has actually passed since the last scene for Balthasar to have actually arrived from Verona after having actually checked out Juliet’s burial place. The distance between the cities is 25 miles (40 km). A horse can comfortably take a trip at 6 miles per hour, although racehorses can reach 30 mph for short distances. So the trip might take less than 5 hours.

Line 26: Romeo tells Balthasar that

“I will thus tonight.”

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Line 34: Romeo says,

“Juliet, I will lie with thee this evening”

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which likewise suggests that the trip should take less than a day. He probably plans to leave early at night and anticipates to get here extremely late during the night.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act V Scene II

Thursday Night

Friar Laurence discovers that Friar John was unable to deliver the message to Romeo.

Friar Laurence writes another letter to Romeo and leaves for the crypt to meet Juliet when she wakes.

Friar Laurence most likely determined what happened when he heard the news of Juliet’s “death” a day early.

Line 25: Friar Laurence states,

“Within this 3 hours will reasonable Juliet wake.”

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If Juliet took the drug late Tuesday night, and it lasts for forty-two hours, it needs to now be early Thursday night.

Romeo And Juliet Timeline Act V Scene III

Thursday through Friday

Late evening through early morning

Paris and a servant get to Juliet’s burial place.

Romeo and Balthasar get here. Romeo offers Balthasar a letter (his suicide note) and sends him away.

Paris faces Romeo, and Romeo eliminates him. The servant goes to summon the watchmen. Romeo eliminates himself.

Friar Laurence shows up and meets Balthasar. Friar Laurence discovers the bodies.

Juliet awakens, and Friar Laurence attempts to get her to leave. She refuses, and he flees when he hears the watchmen coming. Juliet eliminates herself.

The watchmen arrive, discover the bodies, and send for the Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues. Balthasar and Friar Laurence are apprehended.

The Prince, Capulets, Montagues, and others show up. News of these events is spreading out through the streets. We find out that Lady Montague died of sorrow previously this evening because of Romeo’s banishment.

Friar Laurence, Balthasar, and the servant explain what occurred. The Prince scolds Lord Capulet and Lord Montague, who finally end their feud.

As in Act I, scene v, a number of hours occur throughout this scene (night through dawn). A lot of productions will delete a lot of these events.

There are lots of recommendations to night and torches.

Lines 14-17: Paris says two times that he will check out Juliet’s burial place “nighttime”.

Line 130: Balthasar informs Friar Laurence that Romeo has actually been inside the tomb for “Full half an hour.”

Line 176: the Watchman says that Juliet has been lying here for “two days”. This would be true if it is now really early on Friday early morning.

Line 189: Prince Escalus states,

“What misadventure is so early up that calls our person from our early rest?”

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also suggesting that it is now morning.

Lines 305-306: the Prince states,

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for grief will disappoint his head.”

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