WILLIAM SHAKSPERE - A lad of Stratford. In his early thirties, mostly. Simple, honest, very appealing fellow. Possessor of hidden gifts.
EDWARD DE VERE - 17th Earl of Oxford. In his forties. Wicked, charming, sexy, brilliant. A closet writer.
ELIZABETH - Queen of England. Between forty and sixty. A sacred monster. Wants a boyfriend.
ANNE HATHAWAY - Shakespeare's wife. Lively, illiterate, promiscuous.
*HENRY WRIOTHESLEY - 20's. Young and beautiful. Third Earl of Southhampton. Edward de Vere's lover.
*OLD COLIN - An ancient shepherd, and Shakespeare's friend.
*JOHN HEMINGE - Manager of an acting company.
*HENRY CONDELL - Heminge's partner.
*GEOFFREY DUNDERBREAD - A boy player.
*RICHARD BURBAGE - A leading man.
*Actors in these parts also double or triple in the folowing roles:
Members of Elizabeth's Court
EARL OF DARBY
WALTER FITCH - a playwright
MINSTREL WITH A BEAUTIFUL VOICE