Study Guide

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Characters

By William Shakespeare

Proteus

Proteus is a young nobleman from Verona. He's supposed to be Valentine's best friend and Julia's...

Valentine

The most important thing to know about Valentine is that he is Proteus's BFF. At least we're...

Julia

Julia is a young noblewoman from Verona. In the play, she disguises herself as a boy and follows...

Silvia

Silvia is the spirited daughter of the Duke of Milan and Valentine's girlfriend. When she falls...

Speed

Speed is Valentine's clownish servant. He's got a quick wit and a habit of bagging on other...

Lance

Lance ("Launce" in some editions of the play) is Proteus's servant. When Proteus is sent to...

Crab

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Duke of Milan

The Duke of Milan is Silvia's ridiculously over protective father. Seriously. He's the kind of...

Thurio

Thurio is a nobleman at the Duke's court in Milan. He's the Duke's favorite to marry Silvia,...

Lucetta

Lucetta is Julia's woman in waiting. She functions as a kind of sounding board for Julia, who...

Panthino

Panthino is Antonio's sensible servant. Like Lucetta, Panthino acts as a sounding board and...

Eglamour

Eglamour is a gentleman at the Duke's court in Milan. We don't hear much from Eglamour, but...

Antonio

Antonio is a Veronese nobleman and the father of Proteus. In the play, he decides to send his son...