Antonio - This old character is an adviser and confidant to his brother. At the end of the play, he counsels patience to his brother and a moderating of his grief.
Antonio's son - This character does not have a speaking part. He provides music and perhaps helps in other ways in the busy household.
Attendants - These characters do not have speaking parts, but they are mentioned at the wedding in Act IV and then again at the weddings at the end of the play.
Balthasar - This character sings a Shakespearean lyric that advises women that men are "deceivers" (II.iii.63) and that women should not sigh over them but let them go.
Beatrice - This character is mainly noted for her firm opposition to marriage and for her verbal dueling. She is also one of the few to stand by her shamed cousin, who...
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