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Shakespeare's Characters: O

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Oatcake, Hugh - Much Ado About Nothing

Oberon - [OH-buh-ron] Midsummer Night's Dream

Octavia - [awk-TAY-vee-ah] Antony and Cleopatra

Octavius - [awk-TAY-vee-us] Julius Caesar

Officer - The Comedy of Errors

Officer - Taming of the Shrew

Officer - Othello

Officer - King Lear

Officer - Coriolanus

Officer - The Winter's Tale

Old Athenian - Timon of Athens

Old Clifford - 2 Henry VI

Old Gobbo - [old GAWB-oh] Merchant of Venice

Old Lady - Henry VIII

Old Man - Macbeth

Oliver - As You Like It

Olivia - Twelfth Night

One - 2 Henry VI

One - Troilus and Cressida

One - Henry VIII

Ophelia - [oh-FEEL-yah] Hamlet

Orlando - [or-LAHN-doh] As You Like It

Orleans, Charles Duke of - [OR-lee-unz] Henry V

Orsino - [or-SEE-noh] Twelfth Night

Osric - [OZ-ric] Hamlet

Ostler - [AWS-ler] 1 Henry IV

Oswald - [OZ-wald] King Lear

Othello - [aw-THEL-oh] Othello

Outlaws - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Oxford - 3 Henry VI

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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