In the fifth act Romeo, who is banned from Verona after he ended up killing a Capulet named Tybalt, is waiting for news. Juliet was supposed to marry Paris, another Capulet, but had already married Romeo in secret, with help from friar Laurence. She has taken a sleeping potion to avoid the forced marriage. Now Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, delivers the news that Juliet’s ‘body sleeps’. Tragically, Romeo thinks Juliet is dead. He decides to buy poison.