William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Dramatis Personae

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • Escalus, prince of Verona.
  • Paris, a young nobleman, kinsman to the prince.

Heads of two Houses at Variance with Each Other.

  • Montague
  • Capulet


  • An old man, cousin to Capulet.
  • Romeo, son to Montague.
  • Mercutio, kinsman to the prince, and friend to Romeo.
  • Benvolio, nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo.
  • Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet.


  • Friar Laurence
  • Friar John


  • Balthasar, servant to Romeo.

Servants to Capulet.

  • Sampson
  • Gregory


  • Peter, servant to Juliet's nurse.
  • Abraham, servant to Montague.
  • An Apothecary.
  • Three Musicians.
  • Page to Paris; another Page; an officer.
  • Lady Montague, wife to Montague.
  • Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet.
  • Juliet, daughter to Capulet.
  • Nurse to Juliet.
  • Citizens of Verona; several Men and Women, relations to both houses; Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants.
  • Chorus.


Verona: Mantua.

Romeo And Juliet

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