As You Like It


Main characters:

Court of Duke Frederick:

  • Duke Frederick, Duke Senior's younger brother and his usurper, also Celia's father
  • Rosalind, Duke Senior's daughter
  • Celia, Duke Frederick's daughter and Rosalind's cousin
  • Touchstone, a court fool or jester
  • Le Beau, a courtier
  • Charles, a wrestler
  • Lords and ladies in Duke Frederick's court

Household of Sir Rowland de Boys:

  • Sir Rowland de Boys (while recently deceased in the world of the play, this character is developed and frequently referred to; A possible 'real world' identity for this character, Sir Rowland Hill, has been conjectured)[1]
  • Oliver de Boys, the eldest son and heir
  • Jacques de Boys, the second son, announces Frederick's change of heart
  • Orlando de Boys, the youngest son
  • Adam, a faithful old servant who follows Orlando into exile
  • Dennis, the servant who announces Charles's arrival in Oliver's orchard

Exiled court of Duke Senior in the Forest of Arden:

  • Duke Senior, Duke Frederick's older brother and Rosalind's father
  • Jaques, a discontented, melancholic lord
  • Amiens, an attending lord and musician
  • Lords in Duke Senior's forest court

Country folk in the Forest of Arden:

  • Phebe, a proud shepherdess
  • Silvius, a shepherd
  • Audrey, a country girl
  • Corin, an elderly shepherd
  • William, a country man
  • Sir Oliver Martext, a curate

Other characters:

  • Hymen, officiates over the weddings in the end; god of marriage, as appearing in a masque
  • Pages and musicians

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