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Shakespeare's Characters: U

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Ulysses - [yoo-LISS-eez] Troilus and Cressida

Umfrevile, Sir John - [UM-frih-vil] mentioned in 2 Henry IV

Ursula - [UR-syuh-luh sometimes UR-suh-luh] Much Ado About Nothing

Urswick, Sir Christopher - [ERZ-wick] Richard III

Usher - Coriolanus

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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