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dramatis personae

noun [plural] uk   /drəˌmɑː.tɪs.pɜːˈsəʊ.naɪ/ us    /ˌdræm.ə.t̬ɪs.pɚˈsoʊ-/ formal
all the characters in a playDrama and playsCasting, roles and scripts
(Definition of dramatis personae from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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