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Escalus, prince of Verona

Paris, a young nobleman

Montague, Capulet, heads of warring households

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

An Apothecary

Three Musicians

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; Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants


Scene: Verona: Mantua

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