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Shakespeare's Characters: C

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Cade, Jack - 2 Henry VI

Cadwal - [KAD-wall] Cymbeline

Caesar, Julius - Julius Caesar

Caesar, Octavius - Antony and Cleopatra

Caius - [KIGH-us] Titus Andronicus

Caius, Doctor - [KIGH-us] The Merry Wives of Windsor

Caius (aka Kent) - [KIGH-us] King Lear

Calchas - [KAL-kus] Troilus and Cressida

Caliban - [KAL-ih-ban] The Tempest

Calpurnia - [cal-PUR-nee-yuh] Julius Caesar

Camillo - [kuh-MILL-oh] The Winter's Tale

Campeius - [kam-PEE-us] Henry VIII

Canidius - [kuh-NID-ee-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Canterbury (Henry Chichele) - Henry V

Canterbury (Thomas Cranmer) - Henry VIII

Caphis - [KAY-fiss] Timon of Athens

Captain - Cymbeline

Captain - Antony and Cleopatra

Captain - Macbeth

Captain - Hamlet

Captain - 2 Henry VI

Captain - Richard II

Captain - 1 Henry VI

Captain - Twelfth Night

Capuchius, Lord - [kuh-PYOO-shus] Henry VIII

Capulet - [KAP-yuh-let] Romeo and Juliet

Capulet, Lady - [KAP-yuh-let] Romeo and Juliet

Capulet, Cousin - [KAP-yuh-let] Romeo and Juliet

Cardinal (Henry Beaufort) - 2 Henry VI

Cardinal (Thomas Bourchier) - Richard III

Cardinal (Wolsey) - Henry VIII

Cardinal (Campeius) - Henry VIII

Cardinal (Pandulph) - King John

Carlisle - [kar-LIGHL] Richard II

Carpenter - Julius Caesar

Casca, Publius - [KHASS-kuh] Julius Caesar

Cassandra - [kuh-SAN-druh] Troilus and Cressida

Cassio - [KAHSS-ee-yoh] Othello

Cassius Caius - [KAHSS-ee-yus, sometimes KASH-us, KIGH-us] Julius Caesar

Catesby, Sir William - [KAYTS-bee] Richard III

Cathness (or Caithness) - [KAYTH-ness] Macbeth

Catling, Simon - [KAHT-lynn] Romeo and Juliet

Cato - [KAY-toh] Julius Caesar

Celia - [SEE-lee-yuh] As You Like It

Ceres - [SEER-eez]The Tempest

Cerimon, Lord - [SEHR-ih-mun] Pericles

Cesario - [suh-ZAHR-ee-oh] Twelfth Night

Chamberlain - Henry VIII

Chamberlain - 1 Henry IV

Chancellor - Henry VIII

Charles - As You Like It

Charles VI (of France) - Henry V

Charles VII (of France) - 1 Henry VI

Charmian - [CAR-mee-yun] Antony and Cleopatra

Chatillion - [shah-TIL-yun] King John

Chief Justice - 2 Henry IV

Chiron - [KIGH-run] Titus Andronicus

Chorus - Henry V

Chorus - Romeo and Juliet

Cicero - [SISS-uh-roh] Julius Caesar

Cinna - [SIN-uh] Julius Caesar

Cinna (the Younger) - [SIN-uh] Julius Caesar

Citizen(s) - Richard III

Citizen(s) - Romeo and Juliet

Citizen(s) - 2 Henry VI

Citizen - King John

Citizen(s) - Coriolanus

Clarence - Richard III

Clarence (Thomas) - 2 Henry IV/Henry V

Claudio - Much Ado About Nothing

Claudio - Measure for Measure

Claudius - [CLAW-dee-yus] Julius Caesar

Claudius, King of Denmark - [CLAW-dee-yus] Hamlet

Cleomenes - [klee-AWM-ih-neez] The Winter's Tale

Cleon - [KLEE-awn] Pericles

Cleopatra - Antony and Cleopatra

Clerk - 2 Henry VI

Clifford, Lord John - 2 and 3 Henry VI

Clifford, Lord Thomas - 2 Henry VI

Clitus - [CLIGH-tus] Julius Caesar

Cloten - [CLAWT-n] Cymbeline

Clown - Othello

Clown - Twelfth Night

Clown(s) - Hamlet

Clown - Titus Andronicus

Clown - All's Well that Ends Well

Clown - The Winter's Tale

Clown - Antony and Cleopatra

Cobbler - Julius Caesar

Cobweb - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Colevile, Sir John - [KOHL-vill] 2 Henry IV

Collatine - The Rape of Lucrece

Cominius - [koh-MIN-ee-us] Coriolanus

Commoner(s) - Julius Caesar

Commoner(s) - Coriolanus

Conrade - [CAWN-rad] Much Ado About Nothing

Conspirators - Coriolanus

Constable (of France) - Henry V

Constance - King John

Cordelia - [cor-DEEL-yuh] King Lear

Corin - [COR-in] As You Like It

Coriolanus, Martius - Coriolanus

Cornelius - [cor-NEEL-yus] Hamlet

Cornelius - [cor-NEEL-yus] Cymbeline

Cornwall - [CORN-wall] King Lear

Costard - [CAWS-tard] Love's Labour's Lost

Countess (of Rossillion) - All's Well that Ends Well

Countrymen - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Court, Alexander - Henry V

Courtesan - [COR-tah-zan] The Comedy of Errors

Cranmer, Thomas - Henry VIII

Cressida - [CRESS-ih-duh] Troilus and Cressida

Crier - Henry VIII

Cromwell, Thomas - Henry VIII

Cupid - Timon of Athens

Curan - [KUH-ran] King Lear

Curio - [KYUR-ee-oh] Twelfth Night

Curtis - The Taming of the Shrew

Cymbeline - [SIM-buh-leen] Cymbeline

Shakespeare Online's spelled pronunciation guide is based primarily on How to Pronounce the Names in Shakespeare by Theodora Ursula Irvine (1919). Note that the number of syllables in a name occasionally changes depending on metre and alternate pronunciations might be used depending on location (UK, southern US, etc.) and editor preference.


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