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Dramatis Personae

  • ALONSO, King of Naples
  • FERDINAND, son to the King of Naples
  • SEBASTIAN, his brother
  • PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan
  • ANTONIO, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan
  • GONZALO, an honest old counsellor
  • ADRIAN and FRANCISCO, lords
  • STEPHANO, Alonso's drunken butler
  • TRINCULO, a jester
  • MASTER of a ship
  • BOATSWAIN
  • MARINERS
  • CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave
  • MIRANDA, his daughter
  • ARIEL, an airy spirit and Prospero's attendant
  • IRIS
  • CERES
  • JUNO
  • NYMYPHS
  • REAPERS
  • spirits

SCENE: On a ship at sea; afterwards on an uninhabited island.