Prince Escalus

Dear Agony Aunt

I have a very high profile job in the city and often need to make very important decisions. However, despite my superior position, I feel like I’m not being listened to and that my rules are being undermined. What should I do to gain order again?

Comments

  1. Dear Prince Escalus,

    I think you should come up with a stronger punishment.

  2. Dear Prince Escalus,
    I think you need to talk on a more personal level to these people so that they can more easily trust you and your rules.
    From Shakespeare's Globe

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“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo”

[5.3.309]

Relationship Status:

unknown

Introduction

I am Prince Escalus and I represent the authority of Verona. I am neutral in the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, and desire only peace between them. I have broken up many of their brawls and have warned of severe punishment, including death, if any further unrest is caused. When I am called to the scene of Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s deaths, I show mercy on Romeo and banish him from the city. I am saddened by the deaths of the young couple, Romeo and Juliet, and vow to uphold the law with punishment for some and a pardoning for others. 


Likes:

Likes: 

order in the city

Friends:

Friends: 

the citizens of Verona

Also Called:

  • noble Prince [Benvolio 3.1.144]
  • Sovereign [Watchman 1 5.3.194]
  • my liege [Montague 5.3.209]

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. "O noble Prince, I can discover all / The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl." [3.1.144-5]

  2. "Prince, as thou art true, / For blood of ours shed blood of Montague." [3.1.150-1]

  3. “Not Romeo, Prince, he was Mercutio’s friend; / His fault concludes but what the law should end, / The life of Tybalt. [3.1.186-8]

Listen

  1. Clip 1

    Rehearsals: Weeks 1 & 2 > Play
  2. Clip 2

    Rehearsals: Weeks 3 & 4 > Play
  3. Clip 3

    Performance: Weeks 6 & 7 > Play
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t'weets

  • These families are driving me crazy! Why can't they stop killing each other?? #Fights

    @Prince Escalus
  • Romeo better not come back - I was easy on him. This BETTER NOT happen again errrggghhh #Fights

    @Prince Escalus
  • Omg Romeo is soo hot #Party

    @Prince Escalus
  • These families are driving me crazy! Why can't they stop killing each other?? #Fights

    @Prince Escalus
  • Romeo better not come back - I was easy on him. This BETTER NOT happen again errrggghhh #Fights

    @Prince Escalus