Romeo and Juliet Text and Translation - eText

William Shakespeare

Dramatis Personae

  • Chorus.
  • Escalus, Prince of Verona.
  • Paris, a young nobleman, kinsman to the Prince.
  • Montague, head of one house, at odds with Capulets.
  • Capulet, head of one house, at odds with Montagues.
  • 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
  • Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet.
  • Friar Laurence, a Franciscan.
  • Friar John, a Franciscan.
  • Balthasar, servant to Romeo.
  • Abram, servant to Montague.
  • Sampson, servant to Capulet.
  • Gregory, servant to Capulet.
  • Peter, servant to Juliet's Nurse.
  • An Apothecary.
  • Three Musicians.
  • An Officer.
  • Lady Montague, wife to Montague.
  • Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet.
  • Juliet, daughter to Capulet.
  • Nurse to Juliet.
  • Citizens of Verona; Gentlemen and Gentlewomen of both houses;
  • Maskers, Torchbearers, Pages, Guards, Watchmen, Servants, and Attendants.