Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors Character List


Duke of Ephesus


a merchant from Syracuse and the father of the Antipholus twins, he is condemned to die if he cannot provide one thousand marks as bond money. He is luckily re-united with his family in the end and thereby escapes punishment.

Antipholus of Ephesus

one of the Antipholus twins, he is married to Adriana. He initially has the golden necklace made for his wife, and is later locked out of his house when his twin brother arrives.

Antipholus of Syracuse

one of the Antipholus twins, his arrival in Ephesus causes the townspeople to confuse him with his twin brother. He dines with his brother's wife Adriana and later is reunited with Egeon.

Dromio of Ephesus

the servant to Antipholus of Ephesus, and a twin to Dromio of Syracuse.

Dromio of Syracuse

the servant to Antipholus of Syracuse, and a twin to Dromio of Ephesus.


the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, she mistakenly brings Antipholus of Syracuse into her house and locks out her real husband.


the sister to Adriana, with whom Antipholus of Syracuse falls in love.


the kitchen-maid to Adriana


a goldsmith who makes a necklace for Adriana at Antipholus of Ephesus' request.


a merchant whom Antipholus of Ephesus invites to his house. Nell and Adriana refuse to allow him to enter, thereby embarrassing Antipholus.


a courtesan to whom Antipholus of Syracuse inappropriately promises the gold necklace.

Doctor Pinch

a schoolmaster and exorcist, he is asked to drive the demons out of Antipholus of Ephesus whom Adriana thinks is mad.

Merchant of Ephesus

a friend of Antipholus of Syracuse, he warns him that Ephesus puts anyone from Syracuse to death.

Second Merchant

Angelo's creditor


known as Emilia, an abbess in Ephesus and the wife of Egeon.