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Shakespeare's Characters: G

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Gadshill - [GADZ-hill] 1 Henry IV

Gallus - [GAL-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Gaoler - [JEY-ler] Cymbeline

Gaoler - The Merchant of Venice

Gaoler - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Gaoler - The Winter's Tale

Gardener - Richard II

Gardiner, Stephen - [GARD-nur] Henry VIII

Garter - Henry VIII

Gaunt, John of - [gawnt] Richard II

General - 1 Henry VI

Gentleman - Richard III

Gentlemen - 2 Henry VI

Gentleman - Hamlet

Gentleman - All's Well that Ends Well

Gentleman - Measure for Measure

Gentleman - King Lear

Gentleman - Pericles

Gentleman - Henry VIII

Gentleman - Cymbeline

Gentleman - The Winter's Tale

Gentleman - Two Noble Kinsmen

Gentleman Usher - Henry VIII

Gentlewoman - Macbeth

Gentlewoman - Coriolanus

George (Duke of Clarence) - Richard III

George - 2 Henry VI

Gertrude - Hamlet

Ghost - Richard III

Ghost - Hamlet

Ghost - Julius Caesar

Ghost (Banquo) - Macbeth

Girl (Margaret) - Richard III

Glansdale, Sir William - 1 Henry VI

Glendower, Owen - 1 Henry IV

Gloucester (Earl of) - [GLAWHS-tur] King Lear

Gloucester (Duchess of) - 2 Henry VI

Gloucester (Duke of) - 1,2 Henry VI/2 Henry IV/Henry V

Gloucester (Duchess of) - Richard II

Gloucester (Richard III) - Richard III

Gloucester (Thomas, Duke of) - Richard II

Gobbo, Launcelot - [GAWB-oh] The Merchant of Venice

Gobbo, Old - [GAWB-oh] The Merchant of Venice

Goneril - [GAWN-ur-il] King Lear

Gonzalo - [gun-ZAH-loh] The Tempest

Governor of Harfleur - Henry V

Governor of Paris - 1 Henry VI

Gower - Henry V

Gower, John - Pericles

Gower - 2 Henry IV

Grandpre - [grand-PREE] (Folio has Grand Pree) Henry V

Gratiano - [grahsh-ee-YAH-no] The Merchant of Venice

Gratiano - [grahsh-ee-YAH-no] Othello

Grave-diggers - Hamlet

Greene, Henry - Richard II

Gregory - Romeo and Juliet

Gremio - [GREEM-ee-oh] The Taming of the Shrew

Grey, Lady - 3 Henry VI

Grey, Sir Richard - Richard III

Grey, Thomas - Henry V

Griffith - Henry VIII

Groom - Richard II

Groom - 2 Henry IV

Grumio - [GROOM-ee-oh] The Taming of the Shrew

Guardsmen - Antony and Cleopatra

Guiderius - [gwih-DEER-ee-us, sometimes guy-DEER-ee-us] Cymbeline

Guildenstern - [GILL-din-sturn] Hamlet

Guilford, Sir Henry - [GIL-furd] Henry VIII

Gurney, James - [GER-nee] King John

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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