Romeo and Juliet Navigator:
Cast of Characters [Dramatis Personae]


[Each name is a link to a page with notes on all the appearances and all the mentions of that character or characters.]

In order of appearance:
Chorus,
the voice of Shakespeare's company of actors, telling us what to expect.
Sampson,
a blowhard servant of Capulet.
Gregory,
another servant of Capulet, and Sampson's sidekick.
Abraham,
servant of Montague.
Balthasar,
loyal servant of Romeo.
Benvolio,
nephew of Montague, a young man of good will, and a loyal friend of Romeo.
Tybalt,
hot-headed nephew of Lady Capulet.
Citizens,
all of whom are sick of the endless feud between the Capulets and the Monagues.
Capulet,
head of the house of the Capulets. He is sometimes referred to as "old Capulet."
Lady Capulet,
wife of Capulet, who was married off to Capulet when she was about the age of her daughter Juliet.
Montague,
head of the house of the Montagues. He is sometimes referred to as "old Montague."
Lady Montague,
wife of Montague, and a lady with a killer instinct.
Prince Escalus,
ruler of Verona, who tries to make a rational balance between the irrational passions of the Capulets and Montagues.
Romeo,
son of Montague, lover of first, Rosaline, and then—forever—Juliet.
Rosaline,
Romeo's first love. (She never appears, but she's talked about a lot.)
Paris,
handsome and noble suitor of Juliet, and kinsman of Prince Escalus.
Clown,
dimwitted and illiterate servant of Capulet.
Juliet,
daughter of Capulet.
Nurse,
the woman who nursed Juliet at her breast, and who still wants for Juliet whatever will make Juliet most happy.
Servingman,
in the household of Capulet.
Mercutio,
witty dude, friend of Romeo and kinsman of Prince Escalus.
Servants of Capulet,
First, Second, Antony, and Potpan, all members of the kitchen crew in the Capulet household.
Musicians,
who were supposed to play dance tunes at the wedding of Juliet and Paris.
Second Capulet,
a kinsman of Capulet. They were young together.
Page,
to Tybalt.
Petruchio,
follower of Tybalt.
Friar Laurence,
friend and spiritual father to both Romeo and Juliet.
Peter,
whimsical servant of Capulet.
Page,
to Mercutio.
Apothecary,
a desperate druggist.
Friar John,
a fellow Franciscan to Friar Laurence.
Page,
to Paris.
The Watch,
a group of sincerely incompetent officers of the law.