THEODORE VASÍLYEVICH PROTÁSOV (FÉDYA).
ELISABETH ANDRÉYEVNA PROTÁSOVA (LISA). His wife.
MÍSHA. Their son.
ANNA PÁVLOVNA. Lisa’s mother.
SÁSHA. Lisa’s younger, unmarried sister.
VICTOR MIHÁYLOVICH KARÉNIN.
ANNA DMÍTRIEVNA KARÉNINA.
PRINCE SERGIUS DMÍTRIEVICH ABRÉZKOV.
MÁSHA. A gipsy girl.
IVÁN MAKÁROVICH. An old gipsy man. Másha's parents.
NASTÁSIA IVÁNOVNA. An old gipsy woman.
FIRST GIPSY MAN.
SECOND GIPSY MAN.
MICHAEL ALEXÁNDROVICH AFRÉMOV.
STÁKHOV. Fédya’s boon companions.
IVÁN PETRÓVICH ALEXÁNDROV.
VOZNESÉNSKY. Karénin’s secretary.
PETUSHKÓV. An artist.
WAITER IN THE PRIVATE ROOM AT THE RESTAURANT.
WAITER IN A LOW-CLASS RESTAURANT.
MANAGER OF THE SAME.
PETRÚSHIN. A lawyer.
ATTENDANT AT LAW COURTS.
THE PROTÁSOVS’ NURSE.
THE PROTÁSOVS’ MAID.
Anna Pávlovna, a stout grey-haired lady, tightly laced, is sitting alone at the tea-table on which is a samovár. Enter nurse, carrying a teapot.
NURSE. May I have a little hot water, ma’am?
ANNA PÁVLOVNA. Yes. How’s Baby?
NURSE. He’s restless.… There’s nothing worse than for a lady to nurse her baby herself! She has her troubles, and the child must suffer. What can her milk be like, when she lies awake crying all night?
ANNA PÁVLOVNA. But she seems quieter now.
NURSE. Quiet, indeed! It makes one ill to see her. She’s been writing something, and crying.
SÁSHA [to Nurse] Lisa is looking for you.
NURSE. I’m coming, I’m coming. [Exit].
ANNA PÁVLOVNA. Nurse says she keeps on crying.... Why can’t she control herself?