The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet



Characters


Page Title
Role Summary
AbrahamAbraham, a Montague servant, fights Sampson and Gregory in the first scene of Romeo and Juliet. Sometimes spelled "Abram".
ApothecaryApothecary is a small but vital role in Romeo and Juliet. He sells Romeo the poison which ends his life.
Balthasar (3)Balthasar is Romeo's servant in Romeo and Juliet.
BenvolioBenvolio is a friend and kinsman of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
CapuletCapulet is Juliet's father in Romeo and Juliet.
Chorus (3)The Chorus speaks the opening prologue in Romeo and Juliet, and a further prologue at the beginning of the second act.
First Citizen (6)
First Musician (2)
First Servant (5)A servant (who Shakespeare may have intended to be the same character as "Peter") needs the help of Romeo and Benvolio to read the guest list for Capulet's party, in Romeo and Juliet. Four servingmen (two of them called "Anthony" and "Potpan") are minor speaking roles in the build-up to Capulet's party in Romeo and Juliet.
First Watchman (3)Several Watchmen, three of them speaking roles, discover the carnage at Capulet's tomb, at the end of Romeo and Juliet.
Friar JohnFriar John is a minor character, who is unable to deliver a crucial letter from Friar Laurence to Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet.
Friar LaurenceFriar Laurence is confessor and confidante to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He instigates the unsuccessful plot involving the potion drunk by Juliet.
GregoryGregory and Sampson, two men of the Capulet household, open the main action of Romeo and Juliet with their aggressive and lecherous banter.
Juliet (2)Juliet is a title character in Romeo and Juliet. The daughter of Capulet, she falls in love with Romeo, the son of her father's enemy Montague, with tragic results.
Lady CapuletLady Capulet is Juliet's mother in Romeo and Juliet.
Lady MontagueLady Montague is Romeo's mother in Romeo and Juliet.
MercutioMercutio is the witty friend of Romeo, and kinsman to the Prince, in Romeo and Juliet. He is killed by Tybalt.
MontagueMontague is Romeo's father, an enemy of Capulet, in Romeo and Juliet.
Nurse (1)The Nurse is a bawdy comic character, and a confidante of Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet.
Page (7)A page to Paris witnesses the start of the conflict between Romeo and Paris, and summons watchmen to the scene, in Romeo and Juliet.
Paris (1)Paris is a suitor to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. He is killed by Romeo.
Peter (3)Peter is a clownish servant of Capulet who attends on the nurse in Romeo and Juliet.
Prince EscalusEscalus, Prince of Verona tries to keep the peace between Montague and Capulet, in Romeo and Juliet.
RomeoRomeo is a title character in Romeo and Juliet. The son of Montague, he falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of his father's enemy Capulet, with tragic results.
SampsonSampson and Gregory, two men of the Capulet household, open the main action of Romeo and Juliet with their aggressive and lecherous banter.
Second Capulet
Second MusicianSeveral musicians, one of whom is a speaking role, are made fun of by the clown in Othello.
Second Servant (8)A servant (who Shakespeare may have intended to be the same character as "Peter") needs the help of Romeo and Benvolio to read the guest list for Capulet's party, in Romeo and Juliet.
Second Watchman (3)Several Watchmen, three of them speaking roles, discover the carnage at Capulet's tomb, at the end of Romeo and Juliet.
Servant (17)Four servingmen (two of them called "Anthony" and "Potpan") are minor speaking roles in the build-up to Capulet's party in Romeo and Juliet.
Third MusicianSeveral musicians, one of whom is a speaking role, are made fun of by the clown in Othello.
Third Watchman (2)Several Watchmen, three of them speaking roles, discover the carnage at Capulet's tomb, at the end of Romeo and Juliet.
TybaltTybalt, cousin to Juliet, is a fiery-tempered character in Romeo and Juliet. He kills Mercutio, and is killed by Romeo.


Gender Distribution of Characters