Table of Contents Plot Overview In the kingdom of Illyria, a nobleman named Orsino lies around listening to music, pining away for the love of Lady Olivia. He cannot have her because she is in mourning for her dead brother and refuses to entertain any proposals of marriage.
A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. The grieving family agree to end their feud. On a hot summer's day, the young men of each faction fight until the Prince of Verona intercedes and threatens to banish them.
Soon after, the head of the Capulet family plans a feast. His goal is to introduce his daughter Juliet to a Count named Paris who seeks to marry Juliet. Montague's son Romeo and his friends Benvolio and Mercutio hear of the party and resolve to go in disguise.
Romeo hopes to see his beloved Rosaline at the party. Instead, while there, he meets Juliet and falls instantly in love with her.
Juliet's cousin Tybalt recognises the Montague boys and forces them to leave just as Romeo and Juliet discover one another. The pair declare their love for one another and intend to marry the next day.
With the help of Juliet's Nurse, the lovers arrange to marry when Juliet goes for confession at the cell of Friar Laurence. There, they are secretly married talk about a short engagement.
Romeo refuses to fight, which angers his friend Mercutio who then fights with Tybalt.
Mercutio is accidentally killed as Romeo intervenes to stop the fight. In anger, Romeo pursues Tybalt, kills him, and is banished by the Prince.
Juliet is anxious when Romeo is late to meet her and learns of the brawl, Tybalt's death, and Romeo's banishment. Friar Laurence arranges for Romeo to spend the night with Juliet before he leaves for Mantua. When the wedding party arrives to greet Juliet the next day, they believe she is dead.
The Friar sends a messenger to warn Romeo of Juliet's plan and bids him to come to the Capulet family monument to rescue his sleeping wife. Act V The vital message to Romeo doesn't arrive in time because the plague is in town so the messenger cannot leave Verona.
Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead, Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. He returns to Verona and goes to the tomb where he surprises and kills the mourning Paris. Romeo takes his poison and dies, while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma.Read an Excerpt.
Surviving documents that give us glimpses into the life of William Shakespeare show us a playwright, poet, and actor who grew up in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, spent his professional life in London, and returned to Stratford a wealthy landowner.
Althought his play ” twelfth night ” is a romantic comedy while ” Romeo & Juliet ” is romatic tragedy, they both show that love can cause pain ; Many of the characters claim . Twelfth Night Summary provides a quick review of the play's plot including every important action in the play.
Twelfth Night Summary is divided by the five acts of the play and is an ideal introduction before reading the original text. Dottie Marshall Englis*** (Costume Designer) Marshall Englis designed costumes for previous Festival productions including the inaugural performance of Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Winter’s Tale.
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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night In Act 1, scenes , there are many ways to which these scenes provide an effective opening to the play. Individually, these scenes each serve a different aspect, which contributes to an effective opening.