Romeo and JulietAct OnePrologueTwo households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows do with their death bury their parents' strife.The fearful passage of their death-marked love,and the continuance of their parents' rage,Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage.Act One, Scene One●Street Scene - on stage and on floor●Characters:○Townspeople 1-12, (Rosaline), Romeo, (Count Paris), (Juliet), (Nurse)○Sampson and Gregory, Abraham and Balthasar, Benvolio and Tybalt○Lord and Lady Capulet, Lord and Lady Montague○Prince Escalus●Props:○Townspeople to have baskets/ belongings to trade at market○Sampson, Gregory, Abraham, Balthasar, Benvolio, Tybalt, Lord Capulet, Lord Montague, and Prince Escalus to have swords○Romeo and Count Paris each to have rosesTownsperson One: The Montagues and the Capulets really don’t like each otherTownsperson Two: It’s more than a family feud. Their fighting spills into the streets!Townsperson Three: And it’s not just Lord Capulet and Lord Montague fighting. It’s their servants too!Enter SAMPSON and GREGORY, of the house of Capulet, armed with swordsGREGORYThe quarrel is between our masters and us their menSAMPSONTis all one. I will show myself a tyrant. I will cut off their heads.Enter ABRAHAM and BALTHASARGREGORYDraw thy sword! Here comes two of the house of the Montagues.SAMPSONMy sword is out. Quarrel. I will back thee.ABRAHAMDo you bite your thumb at us, sir?SAMPSONI do bite my thumb, sir.ABRAHAMBut do you bite your thumb at us, sir?SAMPSON
No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.GREGORYDo you quarrel, sir?ABRAHAMQuarrel sir? No, sir.SAMPSONDraw, if you be men(They fight…)Enter BENVOLIOBENVOLIOPart, fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do.(Beats down their swords)Enter TYBALTTYBALTTurn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death.BENVOLIOI do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.TYBALTWhat? Drawn, and talk of peace?! I hate the word, as I hate all Montagues, and thee.(They fight)Enter CAPULET and LADY CAPULETCAPULETWhat noise is this? Give me my sword!LADY CAPULETA crutch. You need a crutch! Why call you for a sword?CAPULETMy sword, I say! Old Montague is comeEnter MONTAGUE and LADY MONTAGUE MONTAGUEThou villain Capulet!(Lady Montague holds Lord Montague back so he will not fight)--Hold me not, let me go.LADY MONTAGUEThou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe.Enter PRINCE ESCALUSPRINCERebellious subjects, enemies to peace!Throw your mistempered weapons to the ground and hear the sentence of your prince.Three civil brawls, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets.