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  • Title: As You Like It: List of Characters
  • Author: David Bevington
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-369-4

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    Author: David Bevington
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    As You Like It: List of Characters

    1Duke Senior, a banished duke
    Rosalind, his daughter, later disguised as GANYMEDE
    Duke Frederick, Duke Senior's usurping brother
    Celia, his daughter, later disguised as ALIENA

    5Oliver, son of Sir Rowland de Boys
    Jaques, son of Sir Rowland de Boys
    Orlando, son of Sir Rowland de Boys

    Adam, an old servant in the household of Oliver
    Dennis, a servant of Oliver
    10Le Beau, a foppish courtier in the court of Duke Frederick
    Charles, a wrestler in the court of Duke Frederick

    Touchstone, a clown or fool

    Amiens, a lord attending Duke Senior in exile
    Jaques, a malcontent satirist in the retinue of Duke Senior

    15Corin, an old shepherd
    Silvius, a young shepherd enamored of Phoebe
    Phoebe, a shepherdess, disdainful of Silvius
    William, a country youth, a suitor to Audrey
    Audrey, a country wench
    20Sir Oliver Mar-text, a country vicar

    Hymen, god of marriage

    Lords and followers attending on Duke Senior and Duke Frederick

    SCENE: Oliver's house; the court of Duke Frederick; and the Forest of Arden.