Short Summary / Biography:
Prince Escalus is the prince of Verona.
He wants peace in Verona and is increasingly frustrated by the violence and disruption caused by the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, and warns that any further fighting between the two families will be punished by death.
He banishes Romeo from Verona after Romeo kills Tybalt. He tells the Montagues and Capulets that they are partly to blame for the deaths of the two lovers, but also takes some responsibility upon himself since he did not do more to intervene between the feuding families.