William Shakespeare: King Lear, Dramatis Personae

Dramatis Personae

  • Lear, king of Britain
  • King of France
  • Duke of Burgundy
  • Duke of Cornwall
  • Duke of Albany
  • Earl of Kent
  • Earl of Gloucester
  • Edgar, son to Gloucester.
  • Edmund, bastard son to Gloucester.
  • Curan, a courtier.
  • Old Man, tenant to Gloucester.
  • Doctor
  • Fool
  • Oswald, steward to Goneril.
  • A Captain employed by Edmund.
  • Gentleman attendant on Cordelia.
  • A Herald.
  • Servants to Cornwall.

Daughters to Lear.

  • Goneril
  • Regan
  • Cordelia


  • Knights of Lear's train, Captains, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants



King Lear