ESCALUS: prince of Verona.
PARIS: a young nobleman, kinsman to the prince.
MONTAGUE, CAPULET: heads of two houses at variance with each other.
An old man, cousin to Capulet.
ROMEO: son to Montague.
MERCUTIO: kinsman to the prince, and friend to Romeo.
BENVOLIO: nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo.
TYBALT: nephew to Lady Capulet.
FRIAR LAURENCE, FRIAR JOHN: Franciscans.
BALTHASAR: servant to Romeo.
SAMPSON, GREGORY: servants to Capulet.
PETER: servant to Juliet's nurse.
ABRAHAM: servant to Montague.
Page to Paris; another Page; an officer.
LADY MONTAGUE: wife to Montague.
LADY CAPULET: wife to Capulet.
JULIET: daughter to Capulet.
Nurse to Juliet.
Citizens of Verona; several Men and Women, relations to both houses;
Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants.
SCENE: Verona: Mantua.