Romeo, hiding at Friar Laurence’s cell, complains that banishment is worse than death, since he must live and not have Juliet. The Friar tries to comfort him. The Nurse comes to visit Romeo, and gives him Juliet’s ring, which cheers him up somewhat. The Friar urges Romeo to visit Juliet that night and consummate the marriage; and then go immediately, before dawn, and live in Mantua (another city), until the Friar can plan a way to bring him home, with his marriage to Juliet made public. Romeo agrees.


To come on stage.


Latin, literally “they leave.” Everyone leaves the stage.

Pronounced EX-ee-uhnt.


The character leaves the stage.