Cymbeline | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Cymbeline | Characters

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Character Description
Imogen Cymbeline's daughter, Imogen, is in love with Posthumus. Read More
Posthumus Posthumus Leonatus is the adopted son of Cymbeline who is later exiled by Cymbeline for marrying Imogen. Read More
Cymbeline Cymbeline is the king of Britain. Read More
Cloten Cloten is the foolish, bragging son of Cymbeline's new queen. Read More
Iachimo Iachimo is a man living in Rome who makes a bet with Posthumus that he can seduce Imogen. Read More
Pisanio Pisanio is Posthumus's servant, whom Posthumus orders to kill Imogen for her alleged infidelity. Read More
Arviragus Arviragus is a son of Cymbeline who lives with Belarius under the name of Cadwal.
Belarius Belarius is an English nobleman who has been exiled and is living in the mountains of Cambria under the name of Morgan. He kidnapped Cymbeline's two sons out of revenge.
Cadwal Arviragus is a son of Cymbeline who lives with Belarius under the name of Cadwal.
Cornelius Cornelius is a court physician who supplies the queen with a sleeping potion.
Dutchman The Dutchman is among those at the house of Philario.
First Briton captain The first captain is one of two Briton captains who capture Posthumus and bring him to Cymbeline.
First gentleman A conversation between two gentlemen begins the play. The first gentleman speaks first.
First lord The first of Cloten's companion lords flatters and assists him.
Frenchman A Frenchman is one of Pisanio's acquaintances.
Ghost of Sicilius Leonatus The ghost of Sicilius Leonatus, Posthumus's father, appears in Posthumus's visionary dream to support his son and ask Jupiter to take pity on Posthumus.
Ghost of Posthumus's mother The ghost of Posthumus's mother appears in Posthumus's visionary dream to support her son and ask Jupiter to take pity on Posthumus.
Ghost of Posthumus's first brother The ghost of Posthumus's first brother appears in Posthumus's visionary dream to support his brother and ask Jupiter to take pity on Posthumus.
Ghost of Posthumus's second brother The ghost of Posthumus's second brother appears in Posthumus's visionary dream to support his brother and ask Jupiter to take pity on Posthumus.
Guiderius Guiderius is a son of Cymbeline who lives with Belarius under the name of Polydor.
Imogen's lady Imogen's lady attends Princess Imogen.
Jailers Two English jailers guard the Roman prisoners.
Jupiter The Roman god Jupiter appears in Posthumus's visionary dream.
Caius Lucius Caius Lucius first appears as an ambassador from Rome and later as the general in charge of the Romans as they invade Britain.
Messengers Two messengers appear in the play. One brings news of Caius Lucius's arrival to Cymbeline and another carries a message to a jailer ordering him to bring Posthumus before the king.
Musicians Cloten hires musicians to serenade Imogen.
Philario Philario is a man whom Posthumus lives with when he is in exile in Rome.
Polydor Guiderius is a son of Cymbeline who lives with Belarius under the name of Polydor.
The Queen Cymbeline's new queen plans to kill her new husband and is devoted to her son, Cloten.
The queen's lady A lady attends the queen.
Roman captains Roman captains accompany Caius Lucius in battle.
Roman senators Roman senators and tribunes discuss the army of "gentry" the Roman emperor is sending to fight against Britain.
Second Briton captain The second captain is one of two Briton captains who capture Posthumus and bring him to Cymbeline.
Second gentleman A conversation between two gentlemen begins the play. The second gentleman responds to the first gentleman's opening lines.
Second lord The second of Cloten's companion lords ridicules him.
Soothsayer A soothsayer named Philarmonus interprets signs from the gods, including a vision of an eagle and the message left for Posthumus by Jupiter.
Spaniard A Spaniard is among those at the house of Philario.
Roman tribunes Roman tribunes and senators discuss the army of "gentry" the Roman emperor is sending to fight against Britain.
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