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Shakespeare's Characters: L

Please note that uppercase type indicates the stressed syllable.

Lady - Richard II

Lady - Timon of Athens

Lady - Cymbeline

Lady Macbeth - Macbeth

Lady Faulconbridge - [FAWL-kuhn-brij] King John

Lady - The Winter's Tale

Lady Macduff - Macbeth

Lady Mortimer - [MOHR-tih-mur] 1 Henry IV

Lady Northumberland - [north-UHM-ber-lund] 2 Henry IV

Lady Percy - 1/2 Henry IV

Laertes - [lay-UR-teez] Hamlet

Lafeu - [lah-FYOO] (spelled Lafew in Folio version) All's Well that Ends Well

Lamprius - [LAMP-ree-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Lartius, Titus - [LAR-shus] Coriolanus

Launce - [lance or lawnss] The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Launcelot - [lan-seh-lawt or lawn-seh-lawt] The Merchant of Venice

Laurence, Friar - [LOH-rens] Romeo and Juliet

Lavatch - [lah-VATCH] All's Well that Ends Well

Lavinia - [luh-VIN-ee-yuh] Titus Andronicus

Lawyer - 1 Henry VI

Le Beau - [luh-BOH] As You Like It

Lear - King Lear

Legate - [LEG-et] 1 Henry VI

Lennox - [LEN-uks] Macbeth

Leonardo - The Merchant of Venice

Leonato - Much Ado About Nothing

Leonine - [LEE-oh-nine] Pericles

Leontes - [lee-ON-teez] The Winter's Tale

Lepidus, Marcus - [LEP-ih-dus] Julius Caesar

Lewis, the Dauphin - King John

Lewis, the Dauphin - Henry V

Lewis, King of France - 3 Henry VI

Licio - [LISH-ee-yoh] (The Folio has Litio) The Taming of the Shrew

Lieutenant - 2 Henry VI

Lieutenant - 3 Henry VI

Lieutenant - Coriolanus

Ligarius, Caius - [ligh-GAY-ree-us] Julius Caesar

Lincoln - Henry VIII

Litio (Licio) - The Taming of the Shrew

Lodovico - [loh-doh-VEE-koh] Othello

Lodowick - [LOH-doh-wik] Measure for Measure

Longaville - [LONG-guh-vill] Love's Labour's Lost

Lord - Richard II

Lord - Much Ado About Nothing

Lord - As You Like It

Lord - Hamlet

Lord - All's Well That Ends Well

Lord - Macbeth

Lord - Timon of Athens

Lord - Pericles

Lord - The Winter's Tale

Lord - Cymbeline

Lord Bardolph - 2 Henry IV

Lord Chamberlain - Henry VIII

Lord Chancellor - Henry VIII

Lord Marshal - Henry VIII

Lorenzo - [lo-WREN-zoh] The Merchant of Venice

Lovell, Sir Francis - Richard III

Lovell, Sir Thomas - Henry VIII

Luce - [loos] The Comedy of Errors

Lucentio - [loo-CHEN-seeo] The Taming of the Shrew

Lucetta - [loo-SET-uh] The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Luciana - [loo-shee-AH-nuh] The Comedy of Errors

Lucianus - [loo-shee-AH-nus] The Murder of Gonzago (in Hamlet)

Lucilius - [loo-SIL-ee-us] Julius Caesar

Lucilius - [loo-SIL-ee-us] Timon of Athens

Lucillius - [loo-SIL-ee-us] Antony and Cleopatra

Lucio - [LOO-sheeo] Measure for Measure

Lucius - [LOO-shus] Julius Caesar

Lucius - Titus Andronicus

Lucius - Timon of Athens

Lucius' Servant - Timon of Athens

Lucrece - [LOO-kreess or loo-KREESS] The Rape of Lucrece

Lucretius - [loo-CREE-shus] The Rape of Lucrece

Lucullus - [loo-KUL-us] Timon of Athens

Lucy, Sir William - 1 Henry VI

Lychorida -[ligh-COR-ih-duh] Pericles

Lysander - [ligh-SAN-der] A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lysimachus - [ligh-SIM-uh-kus] Pericles

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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