Characterization in Art

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Juliet: 2D. Philip H. Calderon, lithograph

JulietPiano. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 75 No. 4 – “Juliet as a young girl,” from 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet for Piano. Performed by A. Gavrilov


Romeo: Photography. The Curse, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Magazine.

Romeo: Dance. Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Romeo and Juliet was filmed at the Palazzo dello Sport in Milan in 1983. Starring Rudolf Nureyev as Romeo.

Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence: Photography. The Promise, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Magazine, photograph

Friar Lawrence: Piano. Igor Roma, pianist, plays Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (VII. Friar Laurence)


Tybalt: Strings, Band. Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet Suite No.1 Op.64 – No.7 “Death of Tybalt”


Mercutio: Chorus (opera). The Ballad of Queen Mab performed by David Adam Moore, from Gounod’s opera Romeo et Juliette. Here is the translation of the libretto.

Mercutio: Dance. Sergei Prokofiev Ballet, performed at the London Royal Opera House, choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan. Mercutio is in green.

Nurse and Lady Capulet

Nurse and Lady Capulet: Chorus, Theater (musical theater). Romeo et Juliette – de la Haine a l’Amour. Musical by Gérard Presgurvic.