Romeo and Juliet: Cast of Characters

Prince Escalus Ruler of Verona
Count Paris (Countee) Cousin to the prince and a member of the royal family. He wants to marry Juliet
Lord Capulet Juliet’s father and the head of the Capulet family. He has the final say over all financial matters, marriages, and business ventures. He is used to getting his own way
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother. She is much younger than her husband and gave birth to Juliet when she was about 14. She does not have a warm relation with Juliet.
Juliet Is 2 weeks away from her 13th birthday. She is the only living child of Lord and Lady Capulet
Nurse In wealthy families, a nurse took care of the children from the time they were born until they were on their own. Juliet is closer to Nurse than to her own mother
Tybalt Lady Capulet’s nephew and a Capulet by marriage. Since the Capulets do not have a son, he will be the head of the family if Capulet dies. He is the one most interested in the feud, and he is the biggest troublemaker
Sampson and Gregory Servants of the house of Capulet
Mercutio Related to the Prince. Romeo’s close friend. He hates Tybalt.
Lord Montague Romeo’s father. He is a lot like Lord Capulet only gentler and more sensitive. He is a very concerned and caring father
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother. She is older than Lady Capulet and is more concerned with her son’s happiness than with her own.
Romeo Is about 16 years old. He is rich, smart, and good-looking. He was in love with Rosaline who was not interested in him. When he meets Juliet, he instantly falls in love with her and is willing to risk all to be with her. He is not interested in the feud and is driven by his love for Juliet
Benvolio Romeo’s cousin. He is peace loving but will fight when pushed into it. He is honest, reliable and close to both Romeo and Mercutio
Abraham A Montague servant who would love to fight the Capulets
Balthasar Romeo’s personal servant. Like Romeo, he is not very interested in the feud
Friar Lawrence A priest who has a close relationship with Romeo and Juliet. They both confide in him about their relationship and turn to him for help.

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