Measure for Measure


  • Isabella, sister to Claudio
  • Mariana, betrothed to Angelo
  • Juliet, beloved of Claudio, pregnant with his child
  • Francisca, a nun.
  • Mistress Overdone, the manager of a thriving Viennese brothel
  • Vincentio, The Duke, who also appears disguised as Friar Lodowick
  • Angelo, the Deputy, who rules in the Duke's absence
  • Escalus, an ancient lord
  • Claudio, a young gentleman
  • Pompey Bum, a pimp who acquires customers for Mistress Overdone
  • Lucio, a "fantastic", a foppish young nobleman
  • Two gentlemen, friends to Lucio
  • The Provost, who runs the prison
  • Thomas and Peter, two friars
  • Elbow, a simple constable
  • Froth, a foolish gentleman of fourscore pound a year
  • Abhorson, an executioner
  • Barnardine, a dissolute prisoner
  • a Justice, friend of Escalus
  • Varrius (silent role), a friend of the Duke

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