Scene 1

  • Romeo had a dream that he was dead and Juliet came and revived him with kisses.
  • Balthasar arrives and tells Romeo that Juliet is dead and buried in the Capulet vault.
  • Romeo is determined to go to the vault and take his own life.
  • He goes to an apothecary and buys poison.

Scene 2 

  • Friar John tells Friar Lawrence that he was unable to deliver his letter to Romeo because he was put in quarantine due to an outbreak of plague.
  • Friar Lawrence realises that Juliet might awaken in the tomb with nobody to release her. He goes to release her.

Scene 3 

  • Paris has come to the vault to lay flowers on Juliet's tomb. He tells his watch to keep an eye out.
  • Romeo and Balthasar arrive. Romeo instructs Balthasar to leave and not come back.
  • Romeo enters the tomb and is recognised by Paris. They fight and he kills Paris.
  • Romeo embraces Juliet, takes the potion and dies.
  • Friar Lawrence arrives. He find Romeo dead. Juliet awakens and he tries to persuade her to go with him.
  • Juliet kisses Romeo hoping for some poison. When that doesn't work, she takes his dagger and kills herself.
  • The Watchman sends for the Prince, Capulets and Montagues.
  • The Friar explains all to the Prince and it is backed up by Romeo's letter to Montage.
  • The Prince lays blame on the Capulet and Montague feud.
  • The families are reconciled and the fathers promise to erect gold statues in memory of their children.