Escalus - Prince of Verona
Mercutio - relative of the Prince and friend of Romeo
Paris - young count, relative of the Prince and Mercutio and Juliet's suitor
Montague - head of the Veronese family at war with the Capulets.
Romeo - son of the Montagues
Benvolio - nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo and Mercutio
Abram - servant of Montague
Balthasar - servant of Montague attending Romeo
Capulet - head of the Veronese family at war with the Montagues
Juliet - daughter of Capulet
Tybalt - nephew of Lady Capulet
Cousin Capulet - an elderly Capulet family member
Peter - Capulet's servant attending the nurse
Sampson, Gregory, Clown, serving men - Capulet's household servants
Fiddler and Musicians
Members of the watch
Citizens of Verona
Maskers, torch bearers, pages and servants
This story is set in the beautiful city of Verona.
Two wealthy and aristocratic households continuously fight over
An ancient grudge held between them for generations. This grudge is so deep, it causes citizens to fight and kill their fellow citizens while taking sides.
From these two sworn enemies, arise an unlucky pair of children who fall in love with each other and eventually take their own lives.
Their death cause their parents to stop fighting.
For the next two hours we will show you the unfortunate journey of this cursed love and how, only their children's death could stop their parents from warring against each other.
Be patient and listen. Whatever we haven't told you here, will all be revealed shortly.
Romeo and Juliet - other useful links
Romeo and Juliet - Wikipedia
The original Romeo and Juliet text (and study)
BBC - 60 second Romeo and Juliet (by students)
Romeo and Juliet - Students' Study Guide
Romeo and Juliet - Teachers' Guide
Romeo and Juliet 1968 video
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