Othello Dramatis Personae
by William Shakespeare

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Dramatis Personae

DUKE OF VENICE.

BRABANTIO, [A senator,] father to Desdemona

GRATIANO [brother to Brabantio.] Two noble Venetians

LODOVICO [kinsman to Brabantio.] Two noble Venetians

OTHELLO, the Moor [in the military service of Venice.]

CASSIO, an honourable lieutenant [to Othello].

IAGO [an ensign to Othello,] a villian.

RODERIGO, a Venetian gentleman.

MONTANO, governor of Cyprus [before Othello]

Clown [servant to Othello].

DESDEMONA, wife to Othello.

EMILIA, wife to Iago.

BIANCA, a courtezan [mistress to Cassio].

Others: SENATORS, SAILORS, GENTLEMEN OF CYPRUS [OFFICERS, MESSENGERS, MUSICIANS].

SCENE: The first act takes place in Venice. The rest of the play takes place in a seaport in Cyprus.