- Åse,1 a peasant’s widow.
- Peer Gynt,1 her son.
- Two Old Women with corn-sacks. Aslak, a smith. Wedding Guests. A Kitchen-Master, A Fiddler, ETC.
- A Man and Wife, newcomers to the district.
- Solveig and Little Helga, their daughters.
- The Farmer at Hegstad.
- Ingrid, his daughter.
- The Bridegroom and His Parents.
- Three Sæter-Girls. A Green-Clad Woman.
- The Old Man of the Dovrë.
- A Troll-Courtier. Several Others. Troll-Maidens and Troll-Urchins. A Couple of Witches. Brownies, Nixies, Gnomes, ETC.
- An Ugly Brat. A Voice in the Darkness. Bird-Cries.
- Kari, a cottar’s wife.
- Master Cotton, Monsieur Ballon, Herren Von Eberkopf and Trumpeterstråle, gentlemen on their travels. A Thief and A Receiver.
- Anitra, daughter of a Bedouin chief.
- Arabs, Female Slaves, Dancing-Girls, ETC.
- The Memnon-Statue (singing). The Sphinx At Gizeh (muta persona).
- Professor Begriffenfeldt, Dr. phil., director of the madhouse at Cairo.
- Huhu, a language-reformer from the coast of Malabar. Hussein, an eastern Minister. A Fellah, with a royal mummy.
- Several Madmen, with their Keepers.
- A Norwegian Skipper and His Crew. A Strange Passenger.
- A Pastor. A Funeral-Party. A Parish-Officer. A Button-Moulder. A Lean Person.
(The action, which opens in the beginning of the present [that is the nineteenth] century, and ends towards our own days , takes place partly in Gudbrandsdale, and on the mountains around it, partly on the coast of Morocco, in the desert of Sahara, in a madhouse at Cairo, at sea, etc.)
- Pronounce Oasë. The letter å is pronounced like the o in “home.”