Romeo and Juliet Characters

Romeo He’s a Montague, kills Tybalt and Paris
Juliet She’s a Capulet,
Lord Montague Romeo’s father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and enemy of Capulet
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife, DIES of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona
Lord Capulet Juliet’s father, patriarch of Capulet’s, enemy of Montagues
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother, eager to see Juliet marry Paris
Friar Laurence Secretly marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes family feuds will end
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and friend, tries to break up fight in public places, tries to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet
Balthasar Romeo’s loyal servant, brings Romeo news of Juliet’s death unaware that it isn’t real
Mercutio DIES, killed by Tybalt, a kinsman of the Prince and Romeo’s close energetic friend
Tybalt DIES, killed by romeo, a Capulet, loathes Montagues, Juliet’s cousin on mother’s side
Nurse Confidant and loyal in Juliet’s relationship with Romeo, but later tells Juliet to marry Paris
Paris Kinsman of Prince, suitor of Juliet, liked by lord and lady Capulet who promises he can marry Juliet
Prince Escalus Prince of Verona, kinsman of Mercutio and Paris, wants to keep peace in all public peace, threatens to kill anyone who disturbs the peace
Friar John Franciscan friar, in charge of taking the news of Juliet’s fake death to Romeo in Mantua, he’s unable to because of the plague
Abram Montague’s servant, fights Sampson and Gregory in 1st scene of play
Peter Capulet Servant invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts Nurse to meet Romeo, is illiterate and a bad singer
Sampson Capulet servant, despise Montagues and provoke them into a fight
Gregory Capulet servant, despise Montagues and provoke them into a fight
An Old Man Capulet’s cousin, sits with Capulet at the feast and gossips of old times and people they know
An Apothecary Sells poison to Romeo, apothecary in Mantua
Chief Watchman Leader of watchmen,
First Musician Hired for Juliet’s wedding, after her death he refuses to play a merry song for Peter because he cannot pay, plays a flute or plucked string instrument
Second Musician Plays the rebec, attempts to have Peter calm down and put his dagger away, refuses to play without pay
Third Musician Singer, doesn’t know how to react to Peter
Citizens of Verona Fed up with Capulets and Montagues, come out armed with clubs to beat them up hoping they’ll stop fighting
Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants Follow Capulets and Montagues around defending each side
Page Accompanies Paris to Juliet’s grave, runs to fetch the watch when Paris starts fighting Romeo