The Two Noble Kinsmen


 
 
Dramatis Personae & Circles
 
 

Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V

Character Speaker Character Sex
THESEUS, Duke of Athens THESEUS Male
HIPPOLYTA, Queen of the Amazons, and then wife of Theseus [Hippolyte; Hippolita; Antiope] HIPPOLYTA Female
EMILIA, her sister [Emily] EMILIA Female
PIRITHOUS, friend of Theseus PIRITHOUS Male
PALAMON PALAMON Male
PALAMON PALAMON and ARCITE Male
ARCITE ARCITE Male
ARCITE PALAMON and ARCITE Male
A BOY, attendant to Hymen BOY Male
FIRST QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes FIRST QUEEN Female
FIRST QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes ALL QUEENS Female
SECOND QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes SECOND QUEEN Female
THIRD QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes THIRD QUEEN Female
SECOND QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes ALL QUEENS Female
THIRD QUEEN, widow of a king killed in the siege of Thebes ALL QUEENS Female
VALERIUS, a Theban VALERIUS Male
A HERALD HERALD Male
WOMAN, servant of Emilia WOMAN Female
A GENTLEMAN GENTLEMAN Male
First KNIGHT FIRST KNIGHT Male
First KNIGHT ALL THREE KNIGHTS Male
Second KNIGHT ALL THREE KNIGHTS Male
Second KNIGHT SECOND KNIGHT Male
Third KNIGHT THIRD KNIGHT Male
Third KNIGHT ALL THREE KNIGHTS Male
GAOLER, in charge of Theseus's prison [Jailer] GAOLER Male
DAUGHTER of Gaoler [Jailer] DAUGHTER Female
WOOER of Gaoler's Daughter WOOER Male
FIRST FRIEND of Gaoler FIRST FRIEND Male
SECOND FRIEND of Gaoler SECOND FRIEND Male
BROTHER of Gaoler BROTHER Male
A DOCTOR DOCTOR Male
FIRST COUNTRYMAN FIRST COUNTRYMAN Male
SECOND COUNTRYMAN SECOND COUNTRYMAN Male
THIRD COUNTRYMAN THIRD COUNTRYMAN Male
FOURTH COUNTRYMAN FOURTH COUNTRYMAN Male
BAVIAN [Fifth Countryman] BAVIAN Male
A SCHOOLMASTER [Master Gerrold] SCHOOLMASTER Male
NELL and four other country Wenches NELL Female
A TABORER TABORER Male
Speaker of the PROLOGUE and EPILOGUE SPEAKER
UNISON Gaoler's friends ALL THE OTHERS Male
MESSENGER MESSENGER Male
A SERVANT SERVANT Male

 
   
Character Circles