Status in the play
Tybalt is a very family orientated character that will do anything to uphold his honour, even if it means to kill. His honour is revealed to the audience much later in the play, not until the end of act 1, when Romeo comes uninvited to the capulet's ball. After he sees Romeo at the party he says "Now by the stock and honour of my kin, To strike him dead I hold not a sin." In this statement we see just how far Tybalt will go for his family honour. He does not find it unjust to kill Romeo (an innocent man) for the sake of his family pride. This gives us insight into the environment that Tybalt has grown up in, and allows readers to realise that Tybalt is just a product of his environment along with his hatred and honour.
Costuming & physical appearance
I would like to play on this idea in the film, making Tybalt a neat and tidy character, who is careful about his grooming.
Like in Baz Luhrmann's modern adaptation of the film I like the way the made his facial hair, a it reminded me of a cat. For this reason Tybalt should have a moustache, that he keeps well greased and often twirls around when he is thinking.
What I didn't like in the modern adaptation was how Tybalt was perceived as the devil, for it seemed like he was only made up of evil which is not true for Shakespeare made sure all of his characters had good and bad qualities.
I like the way they used his facial hair to bring in characteristics of a cat.
I think the curly hair looked very affective and reminds me of the complexity of the charter.
I like the ida of Tybalt wearing a cape for he can swish it around and create dramatic affect.
When anger takes over Tybalt, although we see the anger physically building up inside him, his speech stays cool and confident.
With Lord Capulet....... Tybalt is Lord Capulet's nephew and has great respect for him as Tybalt respect's his uncle, although his views sometimes differ to his own.
With Lady Capulet...... Tybalt is Lady Capulet's nephew, there are also some who say that Tybalt and Lady Capulet are secret lovers. Like in the modern adaptation of the film directed by Baz Luhrmann. However I think this connection to be weak and will therefore not appear in the film.
With Romeo..... Tybalt is romeo's main rival, Tybalt feels only but hatred for Romeo, and wishes only for his demise and the honour of the Capulets.