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Shakespeare's Characters: K

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Katharine - [KATH-ur-rin] Love's Labour's Lost

Katharine - [KATH-ur-rin] Henry V

Katharine (of Aragon) - [KATH-ur-rin] Henry VIII

Katharina - [kat-ah-REE-nuh] The Taming of the Shrew

Keeper - 1 Henry VI

Keeper - 3 Henry VI

Keeper - Richard III

Keeper - Henry VIII

Keeper - Richard II

Kent, Earl of - King Lear

King Alonso - The Tempest

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

King Charles VII - 1 Henry VI

King Charles VI - Henry V

King Claudius - Hamlet

King Cymbeline - [SIM-buh-leen] Cymbeline

King Duncan - Macbeth

King Edward IV - 3 Henry VI/Richard III

King Henry IV - 1/2 Henry IV

King Henry V - Henry V

King Henry VI - 1/2/3 Henry VI

King Henry VIII - Henry VIII

King John - King John

King Lear - King Lear

King Leontes - [lee-AWN-teez] The Winter's Tale

King Lewis - 3 Henry VI

King (France) - All's Well that Ends Well

King (of France) - King Lear

King Ferdinand - Love's Labour's Lost

King Philip - King John

King Polixenes - [puh-LICKS-ih-neez] The Winter's Tale

King Priam - [PRIGH-am] Troilus and Cressida

King Richard II - Richard II

King Richard III - Richard III

King Simonides - [sigh-MAWN-ih-deez] Pericles

Knight - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Knight - Pericles

Knight - King Lear

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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