Hamlet

Characters

  • Hamlet — son of the late king and nephew of the present king, Claudius
  • Claudius — king of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle and brother to the former king
  • Gertrude — queen of Denmark and Hamlet's mother
  • Polonius — chief counsellor to the king
  • Ophelia — Polonius's daughter
  • Horatio — friend of Hamlet
  • Laertes — Polonius's son
  • Voltimand and Cornelius — courtiers
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern — courtiers, friends of Hamlet
  • Osric — a courtier
  • Marcellus — an officer
  • Barnardo — an officer
  • Francisco — a soldier
  • Reynaldo — Polonius's servant
  • Ghost — the ghost of Hamlet's father
  • Fortinbras — prince of Norway
  • Gravediggers — a pair of sextons
  • Player King, Player Queen, Lucianus, etc. — players

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