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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'

In this worksheet, students will revise key facts about each of the characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'.

'Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Shakespeare

Curriculum subtopic:   Romeo and Juliet

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you know already about the characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'?


Romeo and Juliet on the balcony


There are lots and lots of characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Some of the main characters we meet in the play are:

- Romeo

-  Juliet

- Lord and Lady Capulet

- Lord and Lady Montague

- Benvolio

- Mercutio

- Tybalt

- Juliet's nurse

- Paris

- Friar Laurence

- Prince Escalus


In the exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented in an extract from 'Romeo and Juliet'.

You will also need to know the play well enough to write about how a character is presented in the play as a whole.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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