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King Lear: Dramatis Personae

Please see Shakespeare's Characters A to Z for a complete pronunciation guide.

Lear, King of Britain

King of France

Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Cornwall

Duke of Albany

Earl of Kent

Earl of Gloucester

Edgar, son to Gloucester

Edmund, bastard son to Gloucester

Curan, a courtier

Oswald, steward to Goneril

Old Man, tenant to Gloucester



An Officer, employed by Edmund

A Gentleman, attendant on Cordelia

A Herald

Servants to Cornwall

Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, daughters to Lear

Knights of Lear's train, Officers, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants

Scene: Britain

Next: King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1


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