William Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, Dramatis Personae

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • Don Pedro, prince of Arragon.
  • Don John, his bastard brother.
  • Claudio, a young lord of Florence.
  • Benedick, a young lord of Padua.
  • Leonato, governor of Messina.
  • Antonio, his brother.
  • Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro.

Followers of Don John.

  • Conrade
  • Borachio


  • Friar Francis
  • Dogberry, a constable.
  • Verges, a headborough.
  • A Sexton.
  • A Boy.
  • Hero, daughter to Leonato.
  • Beatrice, niece to Leonato.

Gentlewomen Attending on Hero.

  • Margaret
  • Ursula


  • Messengers, Watch, Attendants, &c.



Much Ado About Nothing

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