See below for a full list of all the characters in Hamlet:

CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark

HAMLET, Son to the late, and Nephew to the present King

GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark and Mother to Hamlet

POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain

LAERTES, his Son

OPHELIA, Daughter to Polonius

HORATIO, Friend to Hamlet

FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway


OSRIC, & A Gentleman, Courtiers

A Priest


FRANCISCO, a Soldier

REYNALDO, Servant to Polonius

A Captain

English Ambassadors

Players Two Clowns, Grave-diggers

Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, and Attendants


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