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Shakespeare's Characters: J

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Jamy - [JAY-mee] Henry V

Jaquenetta - [jack-eh-NET-ah] Love's Labour's Lost

Jaques - [JAY-kweez] As You Like It

Jaques de Boys - [JAY-kweez duh-BOYZ] As You Like It

Jessica - The Merchant of Venice

Jeweller - Timon of Athens

Joan of Arc - 1 Henry VI

John, Don - Much Ado About Nothing

John, King - King John

Joseph - The Taming of the Shrew

Jourdain, Margery - [jer-DAYN, rarely JOOR-dayn] 2 Henry VI

Julia - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Juliet - Romeo and Juliet

Juliet - Measure for Measure

Juno - The Tempest

Jupiter - Cymbeline

Justice - Measure for Measure

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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