dramatis personae

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
dramatis personaedram‧a‧tis per‧so‧nae /ˌdræmətəs pɜːˈsəʊnaɪ, pəˈsəʊniː $ -pərˈsoʊniː/ noun [plural] formal APTthe characters in a playcast
Examples from the Corpus
dramatis personaeHowever, the didactic goal usually does irreparable harm to the characterization of the dramatis personae.And in the Homeric spirit, quite a few of the dramatis personae are blind, or partially blind.
Origin dramatis personae (1700-1800) Latin people of the drama