All’s Well That Ends Well KING OF FRANCE DUKE OF FLORENCE BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon LAVACHE, a Clown in her household HELENA, a Gentlewoman protected by the Countess
All’s Well That Ends Well Helena loves Bertram, who leaves to attend King. Helena goes to Paris to try to cure King’s disease. If she fails, she will be executed; if she succeeds, she may marry any courtier. Helena sleeps with Bertram, who believes he is sleeping with Diana. Bertram, matured by war, consents to love Helena and their future child.
Antony and Cleopatra MARK ANTONY: Triumvir OCTAVIUS CAESAR: Triumvir LEPIDUS, Triumvir CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt OCTAVIA, sister to Ceasar, and wife to Antony ENOBARBUS, Antony’s lieutenant CHARMIAN & IRAS, Attendants on Cleopatra A Soothsayer
Antony and Cleopatra Tells of the title characters’ love affair, and of the Roman civil war, ending with Octavius’ victory at Actium. Antony commits suicide when he falsely hears that Cleopatra is dead; she kills herself with the bite of an asp rather than be made captive by Actavius.
Antony and Cleopatra "I am dying, Egypt, dying." --Marc Antony
Antony and Cleopatra “My salad days,When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,To say as I said then!” --Cleopatra
As You Like It DUKE, living in exile ROSALIND, his daughter FREDERICK, his Brother, Usurper of his Dominions CELIA, Daughter to Frederick OLIVER, JAQUES, ORLANDO, Sons of Sir Rowland de Boys TOUCHSTONE, a Clown PHEBE, a Shepherdess CORIN, SILVIUS, Shepherds AUDREY, a Country Wench WILLIAM, a Country Fellow, in love with Audrey HYMEN, god of marriage
As You Like It A complicated tale of sibling rivalry: Oliver vs. Orlando; Duke Frederick vs. his brother, Duke Senior. Orlando is in exile, as is the disguised Rosaline, daughter of Duke Frederick. In the end, all rivals are reconciled. Orlando and Rosaline marry.
As You Like It “All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.” --Jacques
As You Like It "Blow, blow, thou winter wind,Thou art not so unkindAs man's ingratitude;“ --Amiens
The Comedy of Errors Mistaken identities among two sets of twins (both named Antipholus and the servants, both named Dromio, of Ephesus and Syracuse), as Egeon tries to reunite his family long separated by a storm at sea.
The Comedy of Errors AEGEON, a Merchant of Syracuse AEMILIA, Wife to Ægeon, an Abbess at Ephesus ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse, Twin Brothers, sons to Aegeon and Aemilia ADRIANA, Wife to Antipholus of Ephesus LUCIANA, her Sister DROMIO of Ephesus, DROMIO of Syracuse, Twin Brothers, attendants on the two Antipholuses
Coriolanus CAIUS MARCIUS, afterwards Caius Marcius Coriolanus VOLUMNIA, Mother to Coriolanus VIRGILIA, Wife to Coriolanus SICINIUS VELUTUS, & JUNIUS BRUTUS, Tribunes of the People TULLUS AUFIDIUS, General of the Volscians
Coriolanus Brave but modest Marcius, called Coriolanus for his victory over the Volsci at Corioli, cannot bring himself to campaign for votes in the election for consul; Scinius and Brutus use this to turn the people against him. Coriolanus allies himself with Tullus, his former foe, against Rome. Their march on Rome is turned back by Volumnia’s please to her son; in the Volscian camp, he allows himself to be killed in a conspiracy led by Tullus, who recognizes Coriolanus’ nobility only after he is dead.
Cymbeline CYMBELINE, King of Britain QUEEN, Wife to Cymbeline CLOTEN, Son to the Queen by a former Husband IMOGEN, Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen POSTHUMUS LEONATUS, a Gentleman, secretly Husband to Imogen
Cymbeline Cymbeline’s wife plots against Imogen, his daughter by his first marriage. Cymbeline banishes Posthumus, who comes to doubt Imogen’s faithfulness to him during his exile in Rome and plots to kill her. Imogen disguises herself as a man and is helped by her long-lost brothers, without knowing who they are. The Queen instigates a Roman invasion of Britain, which the brothers and Posthumus defeat; the Queen dies and all are reconciled.
Hamlet CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark HAMLET, Son to the late, and Nephew to the present King GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark and Mother to Hamlet POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain LAERTES, his Son OPHELIA, Daughter to Polonius HORATIO, Friend to Hamlet FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN, OSRIC, Courtiers MARCELLUS & BERNARDO, Officers
Hamlet “A hit, a very palpable hit.” --Osric
Hamlet “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.” (Yorick was Hamlet’s jester.) --Hamlet
Hamlet “Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,I will be brief.” --Polonius
Hamlet “I must be cruel only to be kind.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “Why, she would hang on himAs if increase of appetite had grownBy what it fed on, and yet, within a month—Let me not think on't—Frailty, thy name is woman!” --Hamlet
Hamlet “Get thee to a nunn'ry, why woulds't thou be a breeder ofsinners?” --Hamlet
Hamlet “For 'tis the sport to have the enginerHoist with his own petard, an't shall go hard.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature:for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere themirror up to nature. --Hamlet
Hamlet “Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.” --Polonius
Hamlet “A little more than kin, and less than kind.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” --Polonius
Hamlet “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” --Marcellus
Hamlet [Scattering flowers] “Sweets to the sweet, farewell!” --Queen Gertrude
Hamlet “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” --Queen Gertrude
Hamlet “The play's the thingWherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “There is special providence inthe fall of a sparrow. “ --Hamlet
Hamlet “To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troublesAnd by opposing end them.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:” --Hamlet
Hamlet “For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “This above all: to thine own self be true.” --Polonius
Hamlet “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you,trippingly on the tongue.” --Hamlet
Hamlet “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!” --Hamlet
Henry IV, Pt. 1 KING HENRY THE FOURTH HENRY, Prince of Wales, & JOHN OF LANCASTER, Sons to the King EARL OF WESTMORELAND SIR WALTER BLUNT THOMAS PERCY, Earl of Worcester HENRY PERCY, Earl of Northumberland HENRY PERCY, surnamed Hotspur, his son LADY PERCY, Wife to Hotspur, and Sister to Mortimer EDMUND MORTIMER, Earl of March RICHARD SCROOP, Archbishop of York SIR JOHN FALSTAFF MISTRESS QUICKLY, Hostess of the Boar's Head Tavern in Eastcheap POINS GADSHILL PETO BARDOLPH