A talkative, likable servant with poor table manners and a broad sense of humor.
Miss Kate Hardcastle
She seeks in marriage a compatible and companionable husband, not money or status, by pretending to be a barmaid.
He may be stuffy, long-winded, and old-fashioned, but he affectionately humors his wife, and loves his daughter.
Not evil as much as selfish and misguided, she lacks self-knowledge. While her husband enjoys rural pleasures, she yearns for a fashionable London social life and complains that they never entertain.
He loves Constance Neville, who returns his affection. He wants to marry her and has the permission of her now-dead father.
The proprietor of the Three Pigeons alehouse.
Gives the prologue in a teary parody of the speech of Hamlet speaking to his mother.
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