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Shakespeare's Characters: E

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Edgar - King Lear

Edmund - King Lear

Edward IV - 2/3 Henry VI/Richard III

Egeon - [ee-JEE-un] The Comedy of Errors

Egeus - [ee-JEE-us (sometimes EE-jee-us)] A Midsummer Night's Dream

Eglamour - [EGG-lah-moor] The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Egyptian - Antony and Cleopatra

Elbow - Measure for Measure

Eleanor (Queen) - [EL-ih-nur] 2 Henry VI

Elizabeth I - Henry VIII

Elizabeth (Woodville) - 3 Henry VI/Richard III

Ely (Bishop) - [EE-lee] Henry V

Ely, John - [EE-lee] Richard III

Emilia - [ih-MEEL-yuh] The Comedy of Errors

Emilia - The Winter's Tale

Emilia - Othello

Emilia - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Emmanuel - [ee-MAHN-yoo-ehl] 2 Henry VI (only in 4.2)

Enobarbus - [ee-noh-BAR-bus] Antony and Cleopatra

Eros - [EHR-ohss] Antony and Cleopatra

Erpingham, Sir Thomas - [UR-ping-hum] Henry V

Escalus, Prince - [ES-kah-lus] Romeo and Juliet

Escalus - [ES-kah-lus] Measure for Measure

Escanes - [ES-kah-neez] Pericles

Essex - King John

Euphronius - [yoo-FROH-nee-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Evans, Sir Hugh - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Executioner - King John

Executioner - The Comedy of Errors

Executioner - The Two Noble of Kinsmen

Exeter (Duke of) - [ECK-sih-tur] 3 Henry VI

Exeter (Duke of) - [ECK-sih-tur] 1 Henry VI/Henry V

Exton, Sir Piers - [ECK-stun] Richard II

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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