Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army
Desdemona, a Venetian lady
Brabantio, a Venetian senator, father to Desdemona
Iago, Othello’s standard-bearer, or "ancient"
Emilia, Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant
Cassio, Othello’s second-in-command, or lieutenant
Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman
Duke of Venice
Venetian gentlemen, kinsmen to Brabantio
Montano, an official in Cyprus
Bianca, a woman in Cyprus in love with Cassio
Clown, a comic servant to Othello and Desdemona
Gentlemen of Cyprus
Servants, Attendants, Officers, Messengers, herald, Musicians, Torchbearers.