Character overview

Beatrice and Benedick stand back to back looking coy. Claudio looks confused and Don John looks sly.

The characters in this play mostly belong to Leonato’s family and household. In addition, there are Leonato’s guests: Don Pedro - the Prince of Aragon - and his soldiers. Extra laughs are provided by Dogberry and the night-watchmen.

The four main characters in the play are:

  • Beatrice
  • Benedick
  • Claudio
  • Don John