Plot overview

If you’ve heard of Romeo and Juliet, you’ll probably know that it is a play about love. It’s not all soppy nonsense though – there’s a good dose of duels, secret plots and tragic deaths too. The teenaged children of two warring families, Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and fall in love. The play tells the story of their attempts to be together, but sadly all is destined to go wrong in the end.


  • A fight breaks out between Capulet and Montague servants.
  • Paris asks for Juliet’s hand in marriage.
  • Romeo and Juliet fall in love and get married in secret.
  • Tybalt starts a street fight and Romeo is banished from Verona.
  • Friar Lawrence and Juliet make a plan to reunite her with Romeo.
  • Romeo kills himself, then Juliet does the same.
  • Capulets and Montagues agree to stop fighting.