William Shakespeare: The Tempest, Dramatis Personae

Dramatis Personae

  • Alonso, King of Naples.
  • Sebastian, his brother.
  • Prospero, the right Duke of Milan.
  • Antonio, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan.
  • Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples.
  • Gonzalo, an honest old Counsellor.


  • Adrian
  • Francisco


  • Caliban, a savage and deformed Slave.
  • Trinculo, a Jester.
  • Stephano, a drunken Butler.
  • Master of a Ship.
  • Boatswain.
  • Mariners.
  • Miranda, daughter to Prospero.
  • Ariel, an airy Spirit.


  • Iris
  • Ceres
  • Juno
  • Nymphs
  • Reapers
  • Other Spirits attending on Prospero.


A ship at Sea; an island

The Tempest