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  • Title: King Lear (Quarto): List of Characters
  • Author: Michael Best

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    King Lear (Quarto): List of Characters


    List of characters (Quarto)

    King Lear, king of Britain
    Goneril, eldest daughter of King Lear
    Regan, second daughter of King Lear
    5Cordelia, youngest daughter of King Lear
    Duke of Albany, Gonoril's husband
    Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband
    Duke of Kent
    Duke of Gloucester
    10Edgar, elder son of the Duke of Gloucester
    The Bastard Edmund, illegitimate son of the Duke of Gloucester
    Duke of Burgundy
    King of France
    Fool to King Lear
    15Oswald, steward and servant of Goneril
    Curan, a courtier
    Old Man
    Gentlemen, army captains, knights, servants