Measure for Measure



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AbhorsonAbhorson is an executioner in Measure for Measure.
Angelo (1)Angelo deputises for the Duke during the latter's absence from Vienna, but proves corrupt, seeking the sexual favours of Isabella, in Measure for Measure.
BarnardineBarnardine is too drunk to consent to be executed, in Measure for Measure.
Claudio (1)Claudio, brother to Isabella, is sentenced to death for fornication in Measure for Measure.
ElbowElbow is a dim-witted constable in Measure for Measure.
EscalusEscalus is a lord involved in the government of Vienna, in Measure for Measure.
First Gentleman (4)
FranciscaFrancisca is a nun, senior to Isabella, in Measure for Measure.
Friar PeterFriar Peter assists Isabella and Mariana in the final act of Measure for Measure.
Friar ThomasFriar Thomas leads an order of friars, and assists Vincentio to disguise himself as a friar, in Measure for Measure.
FrothFroth is a foolish gentleman, among those arrested and brought before Angelo by Elbow, in Measure for Measure.
IsabellaIsabella (sometimes addressed as Isabel) is the virtuous central female character in Measure for Measure: a novice nun who pleads to Angelo for the life of her brother Claudio.
Juliet (1)Juliet, lover of Claudio, becomes pregnant by him, leading to his death sentence, which begins the action of Measure for Measure.
JusticeA Justice is a minor role in the trial of Froth and Pompey, in Measure for Measure.
LucioLucio, a friend of Claudio, frequently slanders the duke in Measure for Measure, and is eventually forced to marry Kate Keepdown.
Mariana (2)Mariana is the jilted fiancee of Angelo, who sleeps with him in the "bed trick" in Measure for Measure.
Messenger (16)A messenger brings a letter from Angelo to the Provost, ordering Claudio's death that night, in Measure for Measure.
Mistress OverdoneMistress Overdone is a brothel keeper in Measure for Measure.
Pompey (2)Pompey is a clown, servant to Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure.
ProvostA Provost appears in Measure for Measure.
Second Gentleman (5)
Servant (10)
Vincentio (1)Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, is a central character in Measure for Measure. Disguised as Friar Lodowick, he intrigues to achieve justice for Isabella and other virtuous characters.


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