Romeo is the only son of Lord and Lady Montague. He falls in love with Juliet.
Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She falls in love with Romeo.
Friar Laurence is a Franciscan monk. He is a trusted friend of Romeo.
The Nurse works for the Capulet family. She has looked after Juliet since she was a baby.
Lord Capulet is head of the Capulet house and Juliet’s father.
Lady Capulet is Lord Capulet’s wife and Juliet's mother. She married very young.
Mercutio is a friend of Romeo’s and relative of Prince Escalus.
Benvolio is Lord Montague’s nephew and friend to Romeo and Mercutio.
Tybalt is Lady Capulet’s nephew. He dislikes the Montagues.
Paris is a nobleman and wants to marry Juliet.
Lord and Lady Montague are heads of the Montague house and Romeo's parents.
The following activity is also a great way to introduce the characters for the first time.
Discovering the Characters (2018)
The activity can be found on page 3 with resources on pages 15-16. It takes approximately 20 minutes.
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