Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Cast of Characters

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1597
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Shakespeare, W. Romeo and Juliet New York: Sully and Kleinteich
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
  • Word Count: 141
  • Genre: Tragedy
  • Keywords: 16th century literature, british literature, drama, romance, tragedy
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ESCALUS, Prince of Verona.
PARIS, a young Count, kinsman to the Prince.
MONTAGUE, heads of two houses at variance with each other.
CAPULET, heads of two houses at variance with each other.
An old Man, of the Capulet family.
ROMEO, son to Montague.
TYBALT, nephew to Lady Capulet.
MERCUTIO, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo.
BENVOLIO, nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo
FRIAR JOHN, Franciscan.
BALTHASAR, servant to Romeo.
ABRAM, servant to Montague.
SAMPSON, servant to Capulet.
GREGORY, servant to Capulet.
PETER, servant to Juliet’s nurse.
LADY MONTAGUE, wife to Montague.
LADY CAPULET, wife to Capulet.
JULIET, daughter to Capulet.
An Apothecary.
Three Musicians.
An Officer.
Nurse to Juliet.
Citizens of Verona; Gentlemen and Gentlewomen of both houses;
Maskers, Torchbearers, Pages, Guards, Watchmen, Servants, and

Scene—Verona, Mantua