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  • Title: Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay: Characters in the Play
  • Author: Christopher Matusiak

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    Author: Christopher Matusiak
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    Characters in the Play

    1King Henry the Third of England
    Prince Edward, son of King Henry
    Edward Lacy, earl of Lincoln
    John Warren, earl of Sussex
    5Will Ermsby, gentleman and courtier
    Rafe Simnell, the court fool

    Margaret, a dairy maid of Fressingfield
    The Keeper of Fressingfield, father of Margaret
    Rural folk of Fressingfield:
    A Friend of Margaret and the Keeper
    Other rural attendees of Harleston Fair

    Friar Bacon, a necromancer and master of Brasenose College, Oxford
    15Miles, his poor scholar
    Friar Bungay
    Jaques Vandermast, a German necromancer
    Doctors of Oxford:

    Emperor of Germany
    King of Castile
    Eleanor, daughter of the King of Castile
    Duke of Saxony
    25Lords and attendants

    Country gentlemen of Suffolk:
    Two Scholars, sons of Lambert and Serlsby

    Hostess of the Bell at Henley
    30A Constable
    A Post, serving Lacy

    Three devils
    A Spirit in the shape of Hercules in his lionʼs skin
    The Voice of the Brazen Head