Act 5, Scene 1

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Romeo hears of Juliet’s death and makes a plan of his own.

In exile, Romeo wakes up after having a dream in which he dies and is kissed back to life by Juliet. His confidante, Bathalsar, arrives to tell him the sad news: Juliet is dead (Balthasar is not in on Juliet’s plan). Devastated, he decides to head back to Verona immediately. He plans to commit suicide at Juliet’s grave. He’ll procure a deadly poison from an apothecary and drink it in Juliet’s tomb. After buying the potion, Romeo leaves for Verona.


Character Interview: Romeo

MyShakespeare | Romeo & Juliet 5.1 Interview with Romeo