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romeo and juliet


olivia hussey and leonard whiting as juliet and romeo

Romeo Romeo is a member of the house of Montague. He falls in love with Juliet who is the daughter of his family’s enemy, the house of Capulet. Romeo eventually takes his own life when he believes that Juliet is dead. However, her "death" was merely a ruse in order for her not to marry Paris and instead be with Romeo.
Juliet Juliet is a member of the house of Capulet. She falls in love with Romeo who is the son of her family’s enemy, the house of Montague. She fakes her own death to be with Romeo, but Romeo never learns of the plan. She awakens to find Romeo dead beside her. She stabs herself with a knife and dies rather than live without Romeo.
Mercutio Mercutio is kin to the Prince of Verona and a friend to Romeo. Mercutio is killed by Tybalt when Romeo tries to stop the two from fighting.
Paris Paris is a young count and kin to the Prince. He wants to marry Juliet.
Tybalt Tybalt is the nephew of Capulet and a cousin to Juliet. He is very headstrong and despises the Montagues. He kills Mercutio, and Tybalt is later killed by Romeo who avenges Mercutio’s death.
Benvolio Benvolio is a friend to Romeo. He always tries to play the role of peacemaker by trying to stop the fighting between the Montagues and Capulets. He also tries to help Romeo while he is depressed over the loss of his former love, Rosaline.
Nurse The nurse is Juliet’s friend and nursemaid. She raised Juliet, as was usually the custom in royal families of the time period. The nurse also helps Juliet and Romeo meet with each other. She always does what she thinks is best for Juliet.
Friar Laurence Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet with the hope that the marriage will stop the feuding between both of their houses. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he tries to help the two stay together by coming up with the plan for Juliet to fake her death. However, he does not get word to Romeo in time, and the two lovers end up committing suicide.
Montague Montague is the leader of the house of Montague and Romeo’s father.
Lady Montague Lady Montague is the wife of Montague.
Capulet Capulet is the leader of the house of Capulet and Juliet’s father.
Lady Capulet Lady Capulet is the wife of Capulet.
Balthasar Balthasar is Romeo’s servant. He tells Romeo that Juliet has died.
Escalus Escalus is the Prince of Verona who tries to keep peace between the houses Montague and Capulet. He banishes Romeo from Verona for the death of Tybalt.
Peter Peter is the nurse’s servant.
Sampson Sampson is one of the servants to Capulet. He and Gregory start a fight at the beginning of the play with Abram, a Montague.
Gregory Gregory is one of the servants to Capulet. He and Gregory start a fight at the beginning of the play with Abram, a Montague.
Abram Abram is one of the servants to Montague who gets into a fight with Sampson and Abram.