William Shakespeare: Othello, Dramatis Personae

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • Duke of Venice
  • Brabantio, a senator.
  • Other Senators.
  • Gratiano, brother to Brabantio.
  • Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio.
  • Othello, a noble Moor in the service of the Venetian state.
  • Cassio, his lieutenant.
  • Iago, his ancient.
  • Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman.
  • Montano, Othello's predecessor in the government of Cyprus.
  • Clown, servant to Othello.
  • Desdemona, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello.
  • Emilia, wife to Iago.
  • Bianca, mistress to Cassio.
  • Sailor, Messenger, Herald, Officers, Gentlemen, Musicians, and Attendants.


Venice: a Sea-port in Cyprus.


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