Much Ado About Nothing


  • Benedick, A lord and soldier from Padua; companion of Don Pedro
  • Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon.
  • Don John, "the Bastard Prince," brother of Don Pedro.
  • Claudio, of Florence; a count, companion of Don Pedro, friend to Benedick.
  • Leonato, governor of Messina; Hero's father.
  • Antonio, brother of Leonato.
  • Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro, a singer.
  • Borachio, follower of Don John.
  • Conrade, follower of Don John.
  • Innogen, a ghost character in early editions as Leonato's wife
  • Beatrice, niece of Leonato.
  • Hero, daughter of Leonato
  • Margaret, waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero.
  • Ursula, waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero.
  • Dogberry, the constable in charge of Messina's night watch.
  • Verges, the Headborough, Dogberry's partner
  • Friar Francis, a priest.
  • A Sexton, the judge of the trial of Borachio
  • A Boy, serving Benedick
  • The Watch, watchmen of Messina
  • Attendants and Messengers

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