Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet – Act I

Introduzione - Riassunto

Atto I       Atto II       Atto III       Atto IV       Atto V

Introduzione al teatro di Shakespeare

Elenco opere teatrali

Romeo e Giulietta - Atto I


Characters in the Play

ROMEO
MONTAGUE, his father
LADY MONTAGUE, his mother
BENVOLIO, their kinsman
ABRAM, a Montague servingman
BALTHASAR, Romeo’s servingman

JULIET
CAPULET, her father
LADY CAPULET, her mother
NURSE to Juliet
TYBALT, kinsman to the Capulets
PETRUCHIO, Tybalt’s companion
Capulet’s Cousin
Servingmen:
SAMPSON
GREGORY
PETER
Other Servingmen

ESCALUS, Prince of Verona
PARIS, the Prince’s kinsman and Juliet’s suitor
MERCUTIO, the Prince’s kinsman and Romeo’s friend

Paris’ Page
FRIAR LAWRENCE
FRIAR JOHN
APOTHECARY
Three or four Citizens
Three Musicians
Three Watchmen

CHORUS

Attendants, Maskers, Torchbearers, a Boy with a drum, Gentlemen, Gentlewomen, Tybalt’s Page, Servingmen.


THE PROLOGUE

Enter Chorus.

Two households, both alike in dignity

(In fair Verona, where we lay our scene),

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;

Whose misadventured piteous overthrows

Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.

The fearful passage of their death-marked love

And the continuance of their parents’ rage,

Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove,

Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;

The which, if you with patient ears attend,

What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Chorus exits.


ATTO PRIMO – SCENA PRIMA

Entrano Sansone e Gregorio, della casa dei Capuleti, con spade e scudi.