Hamlet Cast of Characters

Claudius King of Denmark, a smooth-talking villain
Hamlet son of the late king, a nephew to Claudius, a scholar as well as a swordsman
Polonius Lord Chamberlain and chief advisor to the king, a talkative old man who likes to spy on others
Horatio Hamlet’s faithful friend
Laertes hot-tempered son of Polonius
Osrick courtiers
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern boyhood friends of Hamlet, courtiers and willing spies for Claudius
Players traveling actors
English Ambassador messenger from England
Gertrude Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Ophelia daughter of Polonius, loved by Hamlet
Ghost spirit of King Hamlet, the late king of Denmark and Hamlet’s father
Francisco, Marcellus, Barnardo soldiers

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