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Romeo and Juliet Written by William Shakespeare Setting • The story happened in Verona, a town in Italy • about six hundred years ago. Characters Montague Family Capulet Family • Romeo • Juliet • Lord Montague • Lord Capulet (Romeo’s father) (Juliet’s father) Others • Lady Montague • Lady Capulet •Prince of Verona (Romeo’s mother) (Juliet’s mother) •Father Lawrence • Benvolio (a priest) • Juliet’s nurse (Romeo’s friend) • Tybalt • Mercutio (Juliet’s cousin) (Romeo’s friend) • Paris • (Lord Montague’s friend) Romeo Juliet Romeo’s parents Lord Montague Lady Montague Romeo’s friends Benvolio Mercutio Juliet’s parents Lord Capulet Lady Capulet Juliet’s family Juliet’s nurse Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin Not Montague, not Capulet Prince of Verona Father Lawrence Paris Themes hate love friendship Background: The Fight between the Montagues and the Capulets • The Capulets and Montagues were always fighting. • Tybalt was leading the Capulets • Benvolio (a Montague) tried to stop the fighting • Prince of Verona wanted peace in his city.
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