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As You Like It Characters

Duke Senior

Duke Senior was exiled to the Forest of Arden when his younger brother usurped his throne. 

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Duke Frederick

Duke Frederick is a usurper, who took the throne from his brother and banished him from the land. 

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Jaques

Jaques is a lord in Duke Senior’s party, a man who affects melancholy and whose name sounds the same as another word for ‘chamberpot.’ 

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Charles

Charles is the Duke’s wrestler. An honorable fellow, he comes to dissuade Oliver from letting Orlando participate in the wrestling the next day. 

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Touchstone

Touchstone is Duke Frederick’s jester, and so fond of Celia that he is willing to abandon the court to follow her to the forest, for all that he does not enjoy rural life. 

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Sir Oliver Martext

Sir Oliver Martext is a country vicar who is not considered likely to do his job well, which is the very reason Touchstone hopes to use him rather than another for his marriage to Aubrey. 

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Corin

Corin is an old shepherd in the Forest of Arden. He does not own the sheep he tends, as he is another man’s worker. 

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Silvius

Silvius is a young shepherd, desperately in love with Phoebe and unwilling to believe that the aged can possibly understand his torment. 

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Rosalind

Rosalind is the Old Duke’s daughter. When Duke Frederick took power, he did not exile her, and she and her cousin Celia soon became inseparable friends. 

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Celia

Celia is Duke Frederick’s daughter. When the latter took power, she became acquainted with her cousin Rosalind, and they were soon inseparable. 

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First Lord at Court

First Lord at Court is one of Duke Frederick’s constant attendants, and interrogates Celia’s attendants in the wake of her flight.

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Second Lord at Court

Second Lord at Court is one of Duke Frederick’s constant attendants; he discovers that Touchstone has gone with the missing ladies, and that they both had been commenting appreciatively on Orlando.

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First Page

First Page is one of Duke Senior’s company. He has a high opinion of his singing abilities.

Second Page

Second Page is one of Duke Senior’s company, and an enthusiastic singer.

 
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