Top 12 Shakespeare Characters You Meet in High School
Written by Gian Perez
October 11, 2016
Everybody knows Shakespeare — and everybody knows they’ve met people in high school who are exactly like the characters in his plays.
You know that guy who falls for every girl? And every girl falls for him? ROMEO.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth/The Power Couple
The quarterback. The head cheerleader. Everyone loves them, but you know they’ve got some secrets.
King Lear/The Stressed Senior
This is the guy who still worries about his homework even though he has none at the end of the school year. He is freaking out about graduation.
Juliet/The Drama Queen
She says she’s going to marry her boyfriend she’s been dating for about a week. This is the girl that takes it too far. Toooooo far.
Hamlet/The Drama King
He’s always upset about something. Always talking about himself and his drama. Loves theatre.
The Nurse/Your Favorite Teacher
She’s always got your back and she loves you to pieces. This is the teacher you come to for advice on anything.
Puck/Your Ambiguously Gay Best Friend
You never know if they’re into you or into the male lead, but you’re best friends no matter what.
Katherina/The Bitter Senior
She’s bitter she never got a lead role during senior year.
Ophelia/The Musical Theatre Nerd
She’s obsessed with musicals, a little bit nuts, and she sings at every opportunity. But she’s sweet and generous. (Hey nonny nonny and a ha-cha-cha.)
Dogberry/The Passionate Stage Manager
They’re adamant about being listened to. And for good reason.
He’s a football player with a heart of gold, and he loves theatre, but he’s a little confused about everything.
The 3 Witches
Need I say more?