Romeo and JulietThe story starts with a battle between the servants of the two rivals families, Montague and Capulet, put down by the Prince of Verona. Count Paris, a young nobleman, talks to Capulet asking to marry his daughter, Juliet. Capulet invites him to attract the attention of Juliet during a ball of that night. Meanwhile Juliet's mother tries to persuade her to accept to marry Paris, also if she don't like him.
Romeo, Montague's son, is infatuated of a Capulet, Rosalind, and he goes to the ball to see her, with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. But there he meet, instead of Rosalind, Juliet and they fall in love. Romeo remain in the Capulet garden after the party, to stay with Juliet, and in the famous balcony scene, they declare their love for each other.
The next day, with the help of Juliet's Nurse and the Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet get married in secret, hoping to bring peace between the two families.
Tybalt invites Romeo, but he refuses to fight because they are now kinsmen because Romeo has married Juliet. Mercutio, who doesn't know this, is angered by Tybalt's insolence and decides to fight him. But Mercutio is wounded and dies, wishing "a plague on the two houses. Romeo, angered, kills Tybalt. The Prince punishes Romeo with the exile. So he sees Juliet one last time and he goes to Mantua. Juliet now has to marry Paris after 3 days, but the Friar Lawrence gives her a potion that put her to a "supposed-death" for forty-two hours. But unfortunately Romeo learns about Juliet's death from a servant, for this he buys a poison, he returns to Verona in secret, and goes to the Capulet's crypt and dies near Juliet. When Juliet awakes and sees Romeo dead, she kills herself with his dagger.