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Dramatis Personae (Characters)


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Benedick
companion of Don Pedro
Don Pedro
Prince of Aragon, Spanish prince
Claudio
a count, companion of Don Pedro, friend to Benedick
Balthasar
attendant on Don Pedro, a singer
Don John
"the Bastard Prince"
Borachio and Conrade
two men, followers of Don John
Leonato
governor of Messina
Hero
daughter of Leonato
Beatrice
niece of Leonato
Antonio
an old man, brother of Leonato
Margaret
waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero, Borachio woos her in Hero's name
Ursula
waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero
Friar Francis
a priest
Dogberry
the constable in charge of Messina's night watch
Verges
the Headborough, Dogberry's partner
A Sexton
the judge of the trial of Borachio
The Watch
watchmen of Messina
Innogen
a ghost character included in early editions as Leonato's wife
Messina, Italy
The setting of the play is...
Don John
The evil of the brothers Don Pedro and Don John
Benedick
Challenges Claudio at a duel
Beatrice
Mocks Benedick with wise and mean words
Beatrice
Warns Hero about the dangers of love
Claudio
Falls in love with Hero
Benedick
Tells Claudio of Beatrice's beauty, and how Hero can not compare to her
Don Pedro
Asks Beatrice to be his wife, but is rejected
Borachio
Fools Margaret into sleeping with him under the name of Hero as a "game", when really its a trick to try and get Claudio to believe Hero is disloyal
Don John
Gives Borachio 100 ducats to fool Claudio
Don Pedro
Compares himself to Cupid, saying he is better than him for making Benedick and Beatrice, of all people, fall in love
Friar Francis
Gives a speech on how we only appreciate what we have once its gone
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