DUKE OF VENICE.
BRABANTIO, [A senator,] father to Desdemona
GRATIANO [brother to Brabantio.] Two noble Venetians
LODOVICO [kinsman to Brabantio.] Two noble Venetians
OTHELLO, the Moor [in the military service of Venice.]
CASSIO, an honourable lieutenant [to Othello].
IAGO [an ensign to Othello,] a villian.
RODERIGO, a Venetian gentleman.
MONTANO, governor of Cyprus [before Othello]
Clown [servant to Othello].
DESDEMONA, wife to Othello.
EMILIA, wife to Iago.
BIANCA, a courtezan [mistress to Cassio].
Others: SENATORS, SAILORS, GENTLEMEN OF CYPRUS [OFFICERS, MESSENGERS, MUSICIANS].
SCENE: The first act takes place in Venice. The rest of the play takes place in a seaport in Cyprus.