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Shakespeare's Characters: I


Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Iachimo sometimes Jachimo - [YAH-kih-moh] Cymbeline

Iago - [ee-AH-goh except at 4.1.90 where it is YAH-go] Othello

Imogen - [IHM-oh-gin] Cymbeline

Iras - [EYE-rus] Antony and Cleopatra

Iris - [EYE-ris] The Tempest

Isabel, (of England) - Richard II

Isabel (of France) - Henry V

Isabella - Measure of Measure

Isidore - [IZ-ih-dor] Timon of Athens

See How to Pronounce the Names in Shakespeare by Theodora Ursula Irvine (1919).

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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