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Shakespeare's Characters: A

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Aaron the Moor - [AIR-un] Titus Andronicus

Abbess - [AB-iss] The Comedy of Errors

Abbot of Westminister - Richard II

Abergavenny, George [ab-er-GHEN-ee] - Henry VIII

Abhorson - [ab-HOR-sun] Measure for Measure

Abram - Romeo and Juliet

Achilles - [ah-KILL-eez] Troilus and Cressida

Adam - As You Like It

Adrian (Volsce) - Coriolanus

Adrian - The Tempest

Adriana - [ay-dree-ANN-uh] The Comedy of Errors

Aedile - [E-dial] Coriolanus

Aemilia (or Emilia) - [ih-MEEL-ee-yuh] The Comedy of Errors

Aemilius - [ih-MIL-ee-us] Titus Andronicus

Aeneas - [ih-NEE-yus] Troilus and Cressida

Agamemmon - [ag-uh-MEM-non] Troilus and Cressida

Agrippa, Vipsanius - Antony and Cleopatra

Ajax - [AY-jacks] Troilus and Cressida

Alarbus - [uh-LAHR-bus] Titus Andronicus

Albany - King Lear

Alcibiades - [al-sih-BIGH-uh-deez] Timon of Athens

Alencon, John - [uh-LEN-son] 1 Henry VI

Alexander - Troilus and Cressida

Alexas - Antony and Cleopatra

Alice - Henry V

Aliena - [ah-lee-E-nuh] As You Like It

Alonso, King - The Tempest

Ambassador(s) - Henry V

Ambassador - Hamlet

Ambassador - Antony and Cleopatra

Amiens [AM-yenz] - As You Like It

Aguecheek, Sir Andrew - [AY-gyoo-cheek] Twelfth Night

Andromache - [an-DROM-uh-kee] Troilus and Cressida

Andronicus, Marcus - [an-DRON-ih-kus] Titus Andronicus

Andronicus, Titus - Titus Andronicus

Angelo - The Comedy of Errors

Angelo - Measure for Measure

Angus - Macbeth

Anne (ie. Anne Boleyn) - Henry VIII

Anne (Page) - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Anne, Lady - Richard III

Antenor - [an-TEE-nur] Troilus and Cressida

Anthony - Romeo and Juliet

Antigonus - [an-TIG-uh-nus] The Winter's Tale

Antiochus - [an-TIGH-uh-kus] Pericles

Antipholus of Syracuse - [an-TIFF-uh-lus] The Comedy of Errors

Antipholus of Ephesus - The Comedy of Errors

Antonio - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Antonio - The Tempest

Antonio - The Merchant of Venice

Antonio - Twelfth Night

Antonio - Much Ado About Nothing

Antony, Marc - [ANT-uh-nee] Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra

Apemantus - [app-ih-MAN-tus] Timon of Athens

Apothecary - [ah-POTH-ah-care-ee] Romeo and Juliet

Apparitions - Macbeth

Archbishop of Canterbury - Henry V

Archbishop of Canterbury (Thomas Cranmer) - Henry VIII

Archbishop of York (Scroop) - 1 and 2 Henry IV

Archbishop of York (Rotherham) - Richard III

Archidamus - [ark-ih-DAY-mus] The Winter's Tale

Arcite - [AHR-sight] The Two Noble Kinsmen

Ariel - [AIR-ee-el] The Tempest

Armado, Don Adriano de - [dohn ay-dree-AH-no day arm-AH-doh] Love's Labour's Lost

Aragon - The Merchant of Venice

Artemidorus - [ar-tih-mih-DOR-us] Julius Caesar

Artesius - [ahr-TEE-zhus] The Two Noble Kinsmen

Arthur, Prince - King John

Arviragus - [ar-vih-RAY-gus] Cymbeline

Asmath - [AZ-math] 2 Henry VI

Attendant(s) - Antony and Cleopatra

Attendant(s) - Cymbeline

Audrey - As You Like It

Aufidius, Tullus [aw-FID-ee-us] Coriolanus

Aumerle - [oh-MURL] Richard II

Austria, Limoges - King John

Auvergne - [oh-VURN] 1 Henry VI

Autolycus - [oh-TAWL-ih-kus] The Winter's Tale

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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