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Shakespeare's Characters: H

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Haberdasher - [HAB-er-dash-er] The Taming of the Shrew

Hal, Prince - 1/2 Henry IV

Hamlet - Hamlet

Harcourt - [HAR-cort] 2 Henry IV

Harpy - The Tempest

Hastings, Pursuivant - Richard III

Hastings, Lord Ralph - 2 Henry IV

Hastings, Lord William - 3 Henry VI/Richard III

Headsman - The Comedy of Errors

Hecate - [HEK-ut] Macbeth

Hector - Troilus and Cressida

Helen - Troilus and Cressida

Helena - All's Well that Ends Well

Helena - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Helenus - Troilus and Cressida

Helicanus - [hell-ih-KAY-nus] Pericles

Henry, Prince - King John

Henry IV - 1/2 Henry IV

Henry V - Henry V

Henry VI - 1/2/3 Henry VI

Henry VIII - Henry VIII

Herald - 2 Henry VI

Herald - King John

Herald - Richard II

Herald - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Herald - Coriolanus

Herald - King Lear

Herbert, Sir Walter VI - Richard III

Hermia - [HUR-mee-uh] A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hermione - [hur-MIGH-uh-nee] The Winter's Tale

Hero - Much Ado About Nothing

Hippolyta - [hih-PAWL-ih-tuh] A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hippolyta - [hih-PAWL-ih-tuh] The Two Noble Kinsmen

Holland, Henry - 3 Henry VI

Holland, John - 2 Henry VI

Holofernes - [hawl-uh-FUR-neez] Love's Labour's Lost

Horatio - [huh-RAY-show] Hamlet

Horner, Thomas - 2 Henry VI

Hortensio - [hor-TEN-shee-oh] The Taming of the Shrew

Hortensius - [hor-TEN-shee-us sometimes hor-TEN-shus] Timon of Athens

Host - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Host - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Hostess - 1/2 Henry IV/Henry V

Hostess - The Taming of the Shrew

Hostilius - [hos-STILL-ee-us] Timon of Athens

Hotspur - 1 Henry IV

Hubert - King John

Huntsman - The Taming of the Shrew

Huntsman - 3 Henry VI

Hymen - [HIGH-men] As You Like It

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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