William Shakespeare: Richard II, Dramatis Personae

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • King Richard, the Second.

Uncles to the King.

  • John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
  • Edmund of Langley, Duke of York.
  • Henry, surnamed Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, Son to John of Gaunt; Afterwards King Henry IV.
  • Duke of Aumerle, son to the Duke of York.
  • Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.
  • Duke of Surrey
  • Earl of Salisbury
  • Lord Berkeley

Servants to King Richard.

  • Bushy
  • Bagot
  • Green


  • Earl of Northumberland
  • Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, his son.
  • Lord Ross
  • Lord Willoughby
  • Lord Fitzwater
  • Bishop of Carlisle
  • Abbot Of Westminster
  • Lord Marshal
  • Sir Stephen Scroop
  • Sir Pierce of Exton
  • Captain of a band of Welshmen.
  • Queen to King Richard
  • Duchess of York
  • Duchess of Gloucester
  • Lady attending on the Queen.
  • Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, two Gardeners, Keeper, Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.


England and Wales.

King Richard II

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