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Alls Well That Ends Well – Speaking Cast List

Speaking Cast

In alphabetical sequence:

BERTRAM
The young Count Rossillion, son of COUNTESS, and ward of court of KING, who hopes BERTRAM will develop the moral strength of his father.

COUNTESS
The mother of BERTRAM, an aging countess whose husband has recently died. Takes a loving motherly interest in HELENA as well as in her son, BERTRAM.

DIANA
A ‘wretched Florentine’, daughter of WIDOW. BERTRAM attempts to seduce DIANA.

DUKE
The Duke of Florence, who is fighting a war. He asks for the help from French noblemen, and appoints BERTRAM as his captain of cavalry.

GENTLEMAN
A member of the French Court.

GENTLEMAN_STRANGER
A Gentleman who HELENA meets when returning from Florence, and who she asks to deliver a message to the KING, which he duly does.

HELENA
A doctor’s daughter, brought up with BERTRAM, by the COUNTESS. She is very much in love with BERTAM, though she accepts that she is in a lower social class than BERTRAM.

KING
The King of France, of an older generation than the young nobles at court. He is of the same age as COUNTESS and LAFEW. He takes a ‘fatherly’ interest in BERTRAM, and the other young LORDS.

LAFEW
Another, older generation nobleman, of the same age as KING, and COUNTESS. He is sharp, and knows people well, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, particularly PAROLLES, though compassionate and forgiving towards most.

LAVATCH
The COUNTESS’s fool.

LORD_1
A Lord at the French Court who goes to the wars.

LORD_2
A Lord at the French Court who goes to the wars.

LORD_4
A Lord at the French Court who is a potential husband for HELENA.

MARIANA
A neighbour of WIDOW and DIANA, who warns DIANA against BERTRAM and PAROLLES.

MESSENGER
A Messenger from Bertram who tells the LORDS that Bertram is to return to France.

PAGE
One of Bertram’s pages.

PAROLLES
A dandy and a braggart who BERTRAM is friendly with, despite LAFEW’s warnings against him.

SOLDIER_1
A French soldier fighting for the DUKE of Florence.

SOLDIER_2
A French soldier fighting for the DUKE of Florence.

STEWARD
The COUNTESS’s steward.

WIDOW
The mother of DIANA, living in Florence. Has seen better days, but now makes her living running a hostelry for pilgrims. HELENA stays with her, when in Florence.

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