Study Guide

As You Like It Characters

By William Shakespeare

Rosalind (Ganymede)

Literary critic Anne Barton says that "Rosalind is extraordinarily important in As You Like It,...

Orlando

Orlando is the youngest son of the late Sir Rowland de Boys. He's also the younger brother of...

Celia (Aliena)

Celia is the daughter of Duke Frederick, cousin to Rosalind, and a general balance to Rosalind's...

Jaques

Jaques is one of Duke Senior's attendants and he's got a well-deserved reputation for being...

Touchstone

Touchstone starts off as Duke Frederick's court fool and ends up being Rosalind and Celia's...

Oliver

Oliver de Boys is the oldest son of Sir Rowland de Boys, which makes him the older brother of...

Duke Senior

If the melancholy Jaques is a glass-half-empty kind of guy, then Duke Senior is the play's...

Duke Frederick

The de Boys brothers (Orlando and Oliver) aren't the only dysfunctional siblings in As You Like...

Adam

There are two things to know about the guy who's spent his entire life serving the de Boys...

Silvius and Phoebe

Silvius is a young shepherd who is madly love with Phoebe, a snobby shepherdess who thinks she's...

Corin

Corin is an old shepherd and a native of Arden. He's also a really nice guy who spends his time...

Charles

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Audrey

Like Dorcas and Mopsa in The Winter's Tale, Audrey is a country bumpkin-ette looking for love....

William

William is the country bumpkin who is in love with Touchstone's girl, Audrey. When William comes...