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Shakespeare's Characters: D

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Dardanius - [dar-DAYN-yus] Julius Caesar

Daughter - Pericles

Daughter - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Dauphin (Lewis) - [doh-FAN] Henry V

Dauphin (Lewis) - [doh-FAN] King John

Dauphin (Charles) - [doh-FAN] 1 Henry VI

Davy - 2 Henry IV

Decius - [DEE-syus] Julius Caesar

Deiphobus - [dee-IF-oh-bus] Troilus and Cressida

Demetrius - [dih-MEE-tree-us] A Midsummer Night's Dream

Demetrius - [dih-MEE-tree-us] Titus Andronicus

Demetrius - [dih-MEE-tree-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Dennis - As You Like It

Denny, Sir Anthony - Henry VIII

Derby - Richard III

Dercetas - [DER-seh-tas] Antony and Cleopatra

Desdemona - Othello

Diana - All's Well that Ends Well

Dick the Butcher - 2 Henry VI

Diomedes - [digh-oh-MEE-deez] Troilus and Cressida

Diomedes - [digh-oh-MEE-deez] Antony and Cleopatra

Dion - [DIGH-on] The Winter's Tale

Dionyza - [digh-oh-NY-zuh ] Pericles

Doctor - Macbeth

Doctor - King Lear

Doctor - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Doctor of Divinity - Hamlet

Dogberry - Much Ado About Nothing

Dolabella - [doll-ah-BEL-ah] Antony and Cleopatra

Doll Tearsheet - 2 Henry IV/Henry V

Domitius - [doh-MISH-yus] Antony and Cleopatra

Don John - Much Ado About Nothing

Don Pedro - Much Ado About Nothing

Donalbain - [DAWN-al-bayn] Macbeth

Dorcas - [DOR-kas]The Winter's Tale

Doricles - [DOR-ih-kleez] The Winter's Tale

Dorset (Marquis) - Richard III

Douglas (Earl of) - 1 Henry IV

Drawers - [DRAW-ers] 2 Henry IV

Dromio of Syracuse - [DROH-mee-oh] The Comedy of Errors

Dromio of Ephesus - [DROH-mee-oh] The Comedy of Errors

Duchess (of Gloucester) - 2 Henry VI

Duchess (of Gloucester) - Richard II

Duchess (of York) - Richard II

Duchess (of York) - Richard III

Duke Frederick - As You Like It

Duke (of Milan) - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Duke Orsino - Twelfth Night

Duke Senior - As You Like It

Duke (of Venice) - The Merchant of Venice

Duke (of Florence) - All's Well that Ends Well

Duke (of Venice) - Othello

Duke Solinus - The Comedy of Errors

Duke (of Vienna) - Measure for Measure

Dull, Anthony - Love's Labour's Lost

Dumaine - [dyoo-MAYN] Love's Labour's Lost

Duncan, King of Scotland - Macbeth

Dutchman - Cymbeline

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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