Richard III


 
 
Dramatis Personae & Circles
 
 
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Character Speaker Character Sex
LADY ANNE, widow of Edward, Prince of Wales, the son of King Henry VI; afterwards married to Richard, Duke of Gloucester [Lady Anne Neville; Plantagenet; later Queen] ANNE Female
ARCHBISHOP (Thomas Rotheram, Archbishop of York) ARCHBISHOP Male
JOHN MORTON, Bishop of Ely BISHOP OF ELY Male
SIR JAMES BLUNT [Captain Blunt] BLUNT Male
SIR ROBERT BRAKENBURY, Lieutenant of the Tower BRAKENBURY Male
DUKE of BUCKINGHAM [Henry Stafford] BUCKINGHAM Male
CARDINAL (Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury) CARDINAL BOURCHIER Male
SIR WILLIAM CATESBY CATESBY Male
EDWARD PLANTAGENET [Boy; Ned] CHILDREN Male
GEORGE, Duke of Clarence CLARENCE Male
EARL OF DERBY (also called Lord Stanley) DERBY Male
MARQUESS OF DORSET [Thomas Grey / Gray] DORSET Male
First Murderer FIRST MURDERER Male
Second Murderer FIRST and SECOND MURDERER Male
First Murderer FIRST and SECOND MURDERER Male
FOURTH MESSENGER FOURTH MESSENGER Male
TRESSEL, BERKELEY, gentlemen attending on Lady Anne GENTLEMAN Male
LORD GREY GREY Male
LORD HASTINGS [William Hastings] HASTINGS Male
SIR WALTER HERBERT HERBERT Male
KEEPER in the Tower KEEPER Male
KING EDWARD IV [earlier, Earl of March and Duke of York] KING EDWARD Male
LORD MAYOR of London LORD MAYOR Male
LORD LOVEL LOVEL Male
DUKE of NORFOLK [John Howard] NORFOLK Male
EARL of OXFORD OXFORD Male
Page PAGE Male
JOHN, another Priest PRIEST Male
EDWARD, Prince of Wales; later, King Edward V [Ned] PRINCE EDWARD Male
HASTINGS, a Pursuivant PURSUIVANT Male
QUEEN ELIZABETH, wife of King Edward [Lady Elizabeth Grey/Gray] QUEEN ELIZABETH Female
QUEEN ELIZABETH, wife of King Edward [Lady Elizabeth Grey/Gray] QUEEN ELIZABETH and DUCHESS OF YORK Female
DUCHESS of YORK, mother of King Edward and his brothers [Cicely Neville] QUEEN ELIZABETH and DUCHESS OF YORK Female
QUEEN MARGARET, widow of King Henry VI QUEEN MARGARET Female
SIR RICHARD RATCLIFFE RATCLIFFE Male
RICHARD, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III [Lord Protector] RICHARD Male
ANTHONY WOODVILLE, Earl Rivers, brother of Queen Elizabeth RIVERS Male
Scrivener SCRIVENER Male
SECOND CITIZEN SECOND CITIZEN Male
SECOND MESSENGER SECOND MESSENGER Male
Second Murderer SECOND MURDERER Male
SHERIFF of Wiltshire SHERIFF Male
EARL of SURREY, son of Norfolk [Thomas Howard] SURREY Male
THIRD CITIZEN THIRD CITIZEN Male
THIRD MESSENGER THIRD MESSENGER Male
SIR JAMES TYRREL TYRREL Male
CHRISTOPHER URSWICK, a Priest URSWICK Male
SIR THOMAS VAUGHAN VAUGHAN Male
RICHARD, Duke of York YORK Male
FIRST MESSENGER FIRST MESSENGER Male
RICHARD, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III [Lord Protector] KING RICHARD Male
EDWARD PLANTAGENET [Boy; Ned] BOY Male
MARGARET PLANTAGENET [Girl] CHILDREN Male
MARGARET PLANTAGENET [Girl] GIRL Female
FIRST CITIZEN FIRST CITIZEN Male
MESSENGER MESSENGER Male
UNISON Citizens ALL Male
HENRY, Earl of Richmond, afterwards King Henry VII RICHMOND Male
GHOST of Prince Edward, son to Henry VI GHOST OF PRINCE EDWARD
GHOST of Henry VI GHOST OF HENRY VI
GEORGE, Duke of Clarence GHOST OF CLARENCE
GHOST of Lord Rivers GHOST OF RIVERS
LORD GREY GHOST OF GREY
SIR THOMAS VAUGHAN GHOST OF VAUGHAN
GHOST of Lord Rivers ALL GHOSTS
LORD GREY ALL GHOSTS
SIR THOMAS VAUGHAN ALL GHOSTS
LORD HASTINGS [William Hastings] GHOST OF HASTINGS Male
EDWARD, Prince of Wales; later, King Edward V [Ned] GHOSTS Male
RICHARD, Duke of York GHOSTS Male
LADY ANNE, widow of Edward, Prince of Wales, the son of King Henry VI; afterwards married to Richard, Duke of Gloucester [Lady Anne Neville; Plantagenet; later Queen] GHOST OF ANNE Female
DUKE of BUCKINGHAM [Henry Stafford] GHOST OF BUCKINGHAM
UNISON Lords with Richmond LORDS Male
DUCHESS of YORK, mother of King Edward and his brothers [Cicely Neville] DUCHESS OF YORK Female

 
   
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