Hamlet Characters

The Ghost Hamlets father, Hamlet’s Antagonist
Hamlet Prince of Denmark, son of the late King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude, protagonist
Queen Gertrude Widow of King Hamlet, now married to Claudius (her brother in law), mother of Hamlet, antagonist
King Claudius Brother to the late King Hamlet, Hamlet’s uncle, antagonist
Ophelia Daughter of Polonius, girlfriend to Hamlet, antagonist.
Laertes Ophelia’s brother, son of Polonius, antagonist
Polonius Father of Ophelia and Laertes, councillor to King Claudius, main adviser to Hamlet, antagonist
Reynaldo Servant to Polonius
Horatio Hamlet’s friend and confidant, best friend, college student in Whittenburg, Germany
Voltemand and Cornelius Emissaries, messengers go back and forth from Denmark to Norway, courtiers at the Danish court
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Schoolmates of Hamlet when young, courtiers of the Danish court
Osric Courtier to Claudius (played by Robin Williams in movie), courtier at the Danish court
Gentlemen Courtier at the Danish court
A Lord Courtier at the Danish court
Francisco Danish soldier
Barnardo Danish soldier
Marcellus Danish Soldier
Fortinbras Prince of Norway, father was King of Norway
Gravedigger Billy Crystal
Doctor of Divinity Priest
Place: Denmark, the castle is named Elsinore

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