Romeo And Juliet

Two households, both alike in dignity,

Two families are the same

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

the town where it was based

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

a hate breaks from the killing

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

clean their hands from war

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

These two enemies bore children

A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;

Two lovers are born from the families and take their lives

Whose misadventured piteous overthrows

Whose struggles and defeats should inspire our pity.

Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.

When the lovers die, the Montagues and Capulets finally stop fighting

The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,

The thrilling story of their doomed love that will cause them to die

And the continuance of their parents’ rage,

And the anger that continues between the lovers’ parent

Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,

The anger was so strong that, except for the death of their children, nothing could take it away.

Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;

Is what we will perform for you here on this stage

The which if you with patient ears attend,

This performance, if you will listen carefully and be patient

What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

The actors will work hard to perform this story and fill in any details this prologue leaves out.

Respond now!