Twin brother to Antipholus of Ephesus and son of Egeon. He has been travelling around the Mediterranean looking for his lost brother along with his servant Dromio of Syracuse.
Married to Adriana and friend of Duke Solinus. Dromio of Ephesus is his servant. Until the end of the play he does not know that Antipholus of Syracuse is his brother or that Egeon is his father.
Twin brother to Dromio of Ephesus. He has been travelling around the Mediterranean, along with his master Antipholus of Syracuse, looking for their lost brothers.
Servant of Antipholus of Ephesus. He is married to Nell, who works in the kitchen. Until the end of the play he does not know that Dromio of Syracuse is his brother.
Wife of Antipholus of Ephesus and sister to Luciana. She is unhappy with her husband and believes he is being unfaithful to her.
Lives with her sister Adriana to whom she is very loyal. She is unmarried at the start of the play.
A merchant from Syracuse. Following the shipwreck that split up his family, Egeon brings up his Antipholus and Dromio. When Antipholus and Dromio go searching for their lost twin brothers, Egeon follows after them.
An abbess in Ephesus, but also the wife of Egeon and mother of the Antipholus twins. She was separated from her family in a shipwreck many years ago and has not seen them since.
The ruler of Ephesus.
A prostitute who spends time with Antipholus of Ephesus.