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Romeo and Juliet Characters

Meet the Cast

Romeo

(Click the character infographic to download.) Romeo: literature's greatest lover… or literature's greatest player? Sure, his name has practically become synonymous with true love 4EVA, but let's...

Juliet

(Click the character infographic to download.) Poor Juliet. Not only does she end up dead, she doesn't get nearly the love that Romeo does. (Have you ever heard some girl described as "such a Julie...

Rosaline

Rosaline is the gorgeous and aloof woman Romeo crushes on until he meets the love of his life, Juliet. But, um, don't get excited, because we never see her, she has no speaking part, and she isn't...

Mercutio

(Click the character infographic to download.) Mercutio is Romeo's sword-fight loving BFF, and you probably won't be surprised to find out that his name sounds a lot like the word "mercurial," i.e....

Benvolio Montague

(Click the character infographic to download.) Benvolio, whose name literally means "good will," is a classic nice guy: stuck playing the straight man to Mercutio and the non-romantic-idiot to Rome...

Tybalt Capulet

(Click the character infographic to download.) Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, i.e. a Capulet. After he kills Romeo's BFF, Mercutio, in a street brawl, Romeo mortally stabs him, which causes Romeo to be...

The Nurse

(Click the character infographic to download.) Even a tragedy needs some comic relief, and who better than Juliet's bawdy, lower-class nurse? It's comic gold: she's a lower-class women, so that's a...

Friar Laurence

(Click the character infographic to download.) A mentor to both Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence constantly advises them to act with more caution and moderation, even though he doesn't wait too lon...

Lord Capulet

(Click the character infographic to download.) Lord Capulet (a.k.a. Capulet) is Juliet's daddy. At first, he seems like a pretty good dad. When Paris comes sniffing around for thirteen-year-old Jul...

Lady Capulet

(Click the character infographic to download.) Like many other mothers of teens, Lady Capulet has her hands full with Juliet. Sure, Lady Capulet does make an effort to reach out to her daughter now...

Paris

(Click the character infographic to download.) All you have to do to see why Paris (the guy who wears down Juliet's dad until he agrees to let him marry Juliet) is such a good foil for Romeo—and...

The Prince of Verona

The Prince of Verona wan peace, but he can't restrain the violence between the Montagues and the Capulets. If the Prince can't do anything about the feud, it means that the law (which the Prince em...