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Desdemona
Othello's wife;
Iago
Othello's ensign
Othello
General of Venice
Cassio
Othello's lieutenant, 2nd in command; Iago frames him as having an affair w/ Desdemona
Emilia
Iago's wife and Desdemona's attendant
Roderigo
jealous suitor of Desdemona; gives all his $ to Iago to help win her
Brabantio
Desdemona's father, a Venetian senator
Bianca
Cassio's favorite prostitute
Viola
(twelfth night)- aristocratic woman who disguises herself as a man "cesario" to become orsino's page. she ends up falling in love w/ orsino and olivia falls in love w/ her
Orsino
(twelfth night)-duke of illyria, falls in love w/ olivia
Olivia
(twelfth night)-noble Illyrian woman, Orsino is in love with her but she is in love with Cesario
Sebastian
(twelfth night)- Viola's lost twin brother; ppl mistake him for Viola
Malvolio
(twelfth night)- Lady Olivia's haughty, self-righteous steward; Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria trick him into thinking Olivia is in love w/ him
Feste
(twelfth night)- Olivia's clown; moves b/w her and Orsino's households
Sir Toby
(twelfth night)- Olivia's uncle, a partier and prankster, eventually is a good match w/ Maria
Maria
(twelfth night)- Olivia's clever lady in waiting
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
(twelfth night)- Sir Toby's idiotic friend, thinks he has a chance w/ Olivia
Antonio
(twelfth night)- rescues Sebastian after his shipwreck, almost loves him
Caius Martius
(coriolanus)- overly proud, aristocratic general whom is given the title Coriolanus but eventually exiled from Rome for his faults
Volumnia
(coriolanus)- Coriolanus' mother, obsessed w/ strength and honor esp. of her son
Menenius
(coriolanus)- coriolanus' friend, a Roman nobleman, has a clever tongue and wit that keep him out of trouble
Brutus
(coriolanus)- a tribune elected by plebians, he sees corilanus as rome's greatest threat and tries to bring him down
Sicinius
(coriolanus)- a roman tribune, brutus' ally in taking down corilanus
Tullus Aufidius
(coriolanus)- volscian general, at first coriolanus' rival, later on coriolanus joins him to march on rome after his exile
cominus
(coriolanus)- patrician of rome & former consul, friend of coriolanus, he leads rome's army against the volscians
titus lartius
(coriolanus)-roman nobleman, appointed a general alongside cominus to defend rome from volscian attack
Virgilia
(coriolanus)- coriolanus' devoted wife
Valeria
(coriolanus)- close friend of virgilia and volumnia
young martius
(coriolanus)- coriolanus and virgilia's son
Claudius
(hamlet)- king of denmark, hamlet's uncle,
Gertrude
(hamlet)- queen of denmark & claudius' husband, hamlet's mother
Polonius
(hamlet)- a pompous, conniving nobleman of claudius' court, he is also father to laertes and ophelia
Horatio
Hamlet's loyal and helpful friend, studied w/ him at wittenberg
Ophelia
Polonius' daughter and Hamlet's love interest
Laertes
polonius' son, foil to hamlet, passionate and quick to act
fortinbras
young king of norway, his father was killed by hamlet's father so he wants revenge on denmark
rosencrantz and guildenstern
two courtiers, former friends of hamlet's at wittenberg, they're summoned by claudius and gertrude to find out why hamlet is acting so strange
king lear
aging king of britain,
cordelia
king lear's youngest daughter, exiled by lear bc she refused to flatter him, is later married by the king of france for her virtue, is loyal to lear and later forgives him
Goneril
Lear's oldest daughter, married to the duke of albany, wants edmund
Regan
Lear's middle daughter, married to the duke of cornwall, wants edmund
Gloucester
Earl of Lear's court... has illegitimate son edmund and legitimate son edgar
edgar
(lear)- gloucester's older, legitimate son, he disguises himself as a beggar to avoid being caught by his father's men
edmund
(lear)- gloucester's younger illegitimate son, he is angry @ his bastard status and schemes to usurp edgar's power
kent
nobleman to king lear, disguises himself as peasant "caius" in order to serve lear even after lear banishes him
duke of Albany
Goneril's husband, he is good @ heart and eventually denounces the cruelty of regan, goneril, and cornwall but realizes this way too late
duke of cornwall
Regan's husband, domineering, cruel, and violent, he works w/ the 2 sisters to take down lear and gloucester
Leontes
(winter's tale)- king of sicilia, childhood friend of bohemian king polixenes; jealousy leads him to believe polixenes is having an affair w/ his wife hermione
Hermione
(winter's tale)- wife of leontes & queen of sicilia, a very virtuous woman, apparently dies of grief after being vindicated by the oracle of delphi but comes back to life later
Perdita
(winter's tale)- daughter of Leontes and Hermione. b/c she's thought to be illegitimate she's abandoned in bohemia and raised by a shepherd, later returns to fall in love w/ bohemian prince Florizel
Polixenes
(winter's tale)- King of Bohemia, leontes falsely accuses him of cheating w/ his wife hermione; his son florizel falls in love w/ perdita (thought to be a shepherdess but really a princess)
Florizel
(winter's tale)- prince of bohemia & polixenes' son, he falls in love w/ perdita and disobeys his father to elope w/ her
Camillo
(winter's tale)- honest sicilian nobleman, leontes orders him to poison polixenes but he refuses and runs away to join bohemians
Paulina
(winter's tale)- noblewoman of sicily, heavily defends hermione's virtue and honor, later is agent of hermione's resurrection
autolycus
(winter's tale)- vagabond, peddler, pick-pocket, he is rogueish but later on helps florizel and perdita escape
shepherd
(winter's tale)- finds perdita abandoned as a baby and raises her as his daughter
Antigonus
(winter's tale)- Paulina's husband, also loyal defender of hermione; he is given task of abandoning perdita on the bohemian coast
clown
(winter's tale)- the shepherd's buffoonish son and adopted brother to perdita
Maximillus
(winter's tale)- prince of sicilia, he dies of grief (?) after his mother is wrongfully imprisoned
cleomenes
(winter's tale)- lord of sicilia, is sent to delphi to ask the oracle about hermione's guilt
prospero
(tempest)- ex duke of milan, has spent 12 years on the island building up magic to regain his power that was usurped from him by his brother, Antonio, and Alonso, king of naples
Miranda
(tempest)- daughter of prospero, was brought to island very young so is naive but loyal and kind
Ariel
(tempest)- prospero's shape-shifting spirit helper, was saved by prospero from witch sycorax's imprisonment; he carries out almost everything prospero needs to accomplish in the play
caliban
(tempest)- prospero's servant and son of deceased witch sycorax, he believes the island is his and has been stolen by prospero
ferdinand
(tempest)- son and heir of alonso, pure and naive like miranda, falls in love w/ her and gladly serves prospero in order to prove his love
Alonso
(tempest)- king of naples, helped antonia usurp prospero, later regrets this
antonio
(tempest)- prospero's power hungry, foolish brother who has usurped his power, he persuades sebastian to kill alonso but their plan doesn't succeed
sebastian
(tempest)- alonso's aggressive & cowardly brother, he is easily persuaded to kill his brother but fails and makes up a story about lions when Gonzalo catches him with his sword drawn
Gonzalo
(tempest)- honest lord that helps prospero and miranda escape after antonio took over. he gives speeches that provide important commentary for the play