Cymbeline



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ArviragusArviragus (also known as Cadwal) is the second son of the king in Cymbeline, stolen away in infancy by Morgan, and brought up as Morgan's child.
Attendant (2)
BelariusBelarius (also known as Morgan) steals the two infant princes in Cymbeline, and raises them as his own.
Caius LuciusCaius Lucius is the Roman ambassador in Cymbeline, and the leader of the Roman forces.
ClotenCloten, son of the Queen and stepson to the king in Cymbeline, vainly loves Imogen, and eventually resolves to rape her.
Cornelius (1)Cornelius, a doctor in Cymbeline, provides a fake poison to the Queen, which is later used on Imogen. He also reports the Queen's last words.
Cymbeline (character)Cymbeline (hist), the title character of Cymbeline, is king of the Britons, and father to Imogen, Guiderus and Arviragus.
First British CaptainTwo British Captains in Cymbeline arrest Posthumus, thinking him an enemy.
First Brother
First Gaoler (1)Two Jailers guard the imprisoned Posthumus in Cymbeline.
First Gentleman (8)Two gentlemen open the action of Cymbeline, explaining the backstory.
First Lady (1)Some ladies corroborate Cornelius' report of the Queen's dying words, in Cymbeline
First Lord (4)Two Lords attend on the bragging Cloten, in Cymbeline. A Lord who fled from the battle between the Romans and the Britons meets Posthumus, in the battle's aftermath, in Cymbeline.
First Senator (2)Two Senators and a Tribune discuss the prospects of their impending war with the Britons, in Cymbeline.
First Tribune
FrenchmanA Frenchman, a Dutchman and a Spaniard are guests of Philario, in Cymbeline.
GuideriusGuiderius (also known as Polydore) is the true heir of the kingdom in Cymbeline, stolen away in infancy by Morgan, and brought up as Morgan's child.
IachimoJachimo is a villain in Cymbeline. He persuades Posthumus, wrongly, that he has slept with Posthumus' wife, Imogen.
ImogenImogen is the daughter of the king in Cymbeline. Her husband, Posthumus, wrongly believes she has been unfaithful and orders her killed.
JupiterJupiter (myth) hears the pleas of the ghosts of Posthumus' family, in Cymbeline.
Lady (1)Helen is a lady attending on Imogen in Cymbeline.
Lord (2)Two Lords attend on the bragging Cloten, in Cymbeline.
Messenger (3)Two messengers in Cymbeline (or possibly one messenger appearing twice) bring news of the Roman Ambassador's approach, and the disappearance of Imogen.
MotherThe mother of Posthumus and two brothers of Posthumus appear as ghosts in Cymbeline, and plead to Jupiter to resolve Posthumus' troubles.
PhilarioPhilario is an Italian friend of Posthumus, who introduces him to Jachimo, in Cymbeline.
PisanioPisanio, the servant of Posthumus, is ordered to murder Imogen, but instead spares her and disguises her as Fidele, in Cymbeline.
Posthumus LeonatusPosthumus Leonatus (usually just "Posthumus") is the exiled husband of Imogen, in Cymbeline. Persuaded she has been unfaithful, he orders Pisanio to kill her.
Queen (1)Queen, in Cymbeline, is the scheming wife of the title character, who attempts to manipulate events so that her son, Cloten, inherits the throne.
Roman Captain
Second British CaptainTwo British Captains in Cymbeline arrest Posthumus, thinking him an enemy.
Second Brother
Second GaolerTwo Jailers guard the imprisoned Posthumus in Cymbeline.
Second Gentleman (2)Two gentlemen open the action of Cymbeline, explaining the backstory.
Second Lord (4)Two Lords attend on the bragging Cloten, in Cymbeline. A Lord who fled from the battle between the Romans and the Britons meets Posthumus, in the battle's aftermath, in Cymbeline.
Second Senator (2)Two Senators and a Tribune discuss the prospects of their impending war with the Britons, in Cymbeline.
Sicilius LeonatusSicilius Leonantus, father of Posthumus in Cymbeline, appears as a ghost, and pleads to Jupiter to resolve Posthumus' troubles.
Soothsayer (2)A Soothsayer attends on Lucius, and eventually interprets the book given to Posthumus by Jupiter, in Cymbeline.


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