A play in four acts
- John Rosmer, of Rosmersholm, an ex-clergyman.
- Rebecca West, one of his household, originally engaged as companion to the late Mrs. Rosmer.
- Kroll, headmaster of the local grammar school, Rosmer's brother-in-law.
- Ulrik Brendel.
- Peter Mortensgaard.
- Mrs. Helseth, Rosmer's housekeeper.
(The action takes place at Rosmersholm, an old manor-house in the neighbourhood of a small town on a fjord in western Norway.)