Romeo and Juliet
Act 4, Scene 4
Characters: Capulet, Nurse, Servingmen, Lady Capulet
Time: Three o’clock in the morning, Wednesday
Location: Capulets house
Scene Summary: Very early in the morning on Wednesday, Capulet is rushing the servants to make preparations for Juliet’s wedding later in the day. Capulet sends the Nurse to awaken Juliet. The bride-groom, Paris has arrived to claim his bride, he has brought musicians with him to wake up Juliet so that she can accompany him to Friar Lawrence’s cell. Juliet and Paris’s wedding has become a grand occasion in sixteenth-century England.
Quote: Capulet “Mass, and well said. A merry whoreson, ha! Thou shalt be loggerhead.—Good faith, ’tis day. The county will be here with music straight, For so he said he would. I hear him near”.