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'Romeo and Juliet' – The Complete Text Online

Read the complete and original text of 'Romeo and Juliet' online and discover the greatest love story ever told first-hand!

'Romeo and Juliet' Prologue
Read the original text to the 'Romeo and Juliet' Prologue. The full text of the original play follows!

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 1
Read this classic scene from Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet'. Act 1 Scene 1 can be read online here. Discover the classic fight scene from 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 1 first-hand.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 2
Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 2 on About.com. Paris plans a big party to woo Juliet, but Romeo gets invited. What could go wrong!?

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 3
In this, the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 3, we first see the endearing relationship between The Nurse and Juliet.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 4
We provide the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 4 where Romeo gatecrashes the Capulet party. Read 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 4 first-hand!

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 5
Read the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 5 where Romeo first sees Juliet and falls head-over-heals in love. 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 1 Scene 5 is one of the most famous scenes from this play.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 1
Read the famous balcony scene first hand from 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 1. This is possibly the most famous scene in the history of theater.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 2
Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 2 on About.com and see the love plot thicken between Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 3
In this classic scene from 'Romeo and Juliet', Act 2 Scene 3, time is of the essence for Romeo if he is to rescue his Juliet from a loveless marriage with Paris.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 4
The Nurse delivers a message to Juliet that she is to meet and marry Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell. Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 4 here.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 5
Romeo and Juliet are to marry in secret – what can go wrong?! Find out first hand by reading the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 5.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 1
Read the original text to this classic scene from 'Romeo and Juliet'. Act 3 Scene 1 sees Mercutio and Tybalt die and Romeo banished.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 2
Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 2 in which Juliet doubts the integrity of her husband-to-be, Romeo.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 3
The plot thickens in 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 3! Friar Lawrence hatches a plan to marry Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 Scene 3 lays out the framework for the plays tragic ending. Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 3 here.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 4
In 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 4, plans are made for Juliet to marry Paris the following Thursday. Read the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 4 on About.com.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 5
Things go down hill for Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 5! Lady Capulet threatens to kill Romeo with poison, Juliet is told that she is to marry Paris, and Lord Capulet refuses to listen to Juliet's own wishes. The complete and original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 Scene 5 is available here.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 5 Scene 3
Read the original text to the last scene in 'Romeo and Juliet' – Act 5 Scene 3. This is possibly one of the best-known scenes in literary history when Romeo and Juliet meet their end and the two warring families finally unite in grief.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 5 Scene 2
Here's the original text for 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 5 Scene 2 where The Friar realizes that his plan to unite Romeo and Juliet has gone disastrously wrong. Will the two young lovers end up dead?

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 5 Scene 1
Read the original text to this classic scene, 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 5 Scene 1, in which Romeo hears about Juliet's death – although she's not really dead! Romeo returns to Verona to die by her side.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 3
Read the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 3 and see the play lurch towards its tragic ending when Juliet swallows the potion that will make her appear dead ... what could go wrong?!

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 1
In this scene, 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 1, the tragic plot that leaves Romeo and Juliet dead at the end of the play is set in motion when the Friar gives Juliet a potion to make her appear dead. Read the original text here.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 2
Will Juliet marry Paris? In 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 2 Juliet and Lord Capulet discuss Paris' marriage proposal. Read the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 2 on About.com.

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 4
In this classic scene, Juliet's lifeless body is discovered and her family grieve her death. Read the original text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 4 Scene 4 on About.com.

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