The who's who of Three Sisters
Olga is the eldest Prozorov sibling. Highly intelligent, she channels her intellect into teaching at the local school but finds it to be unsatisfying. She has a sensitive disposition, finds life exhausting, suffers from stress headaches, and clings to her bottles of painkillers. She’s single, though shares a gentle loving connection with Kulygin, something she’s reluctant to acknowledge. She decides romantic love cannot be a part of her life.
Masha is the middle child. She takes after her mother. Her actions are messy, honest and excessive. She pursues her own happiness – even when it comes at the expense of others, and she won't apologise for it.
Vershinin has taken over command of the army posted in the town. He provides a portal for the sisters to a more stimulating time in their lives, when the house was alive and ideas were discussed and debated. He develops a deep connection to Masha born out of the pair finding themselves in unhappy marriages. His chief pre-occupation is that life is difficult for us now, but we must persist because our efforts today will benefit generations to come.
Bassanio’s buddy is a party animal who knows how to have a good time.
Has one eye on Shylock’s daughter and one eye on Shylock’s money. If he gets both, then that’s got to be a win-win, right?
Portia’s BFF and lady-in-waiting, Nerissa is helping her mistress avoid all the Mr Wrongs.
Shylock’s servant is “a merry devil” who enjoys poking fun and making mischief.
The head honcho in Venice; it’s down to the Duke to ensure that the law is enforced and that justice is executed.