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Main Characters 

Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark; he is son to the late King Hamlet; and nephew to the present King Claudius.


Claudius is the King of Denmark, elected to the throne after the death of his brother, King Hamlet. Claudius has married Gertrude, his brother’s widow.


– Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, and King Hamlet’s widow, now married to Claudius, and mother to Hamlet.


– The Ghost appears in the image of Hamlet’s father, the late King Hamlet (Old Hamlet).



– Polonius («Corambis» in «Q1») is Claudius’s chief counsellor, and the father of Ophelia and Laertes.



– Laertes is the son of Polonius, and has returned to Elsinore from Paris.



– Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, and Laertes’s sister, who lives with her father at Elsinore. She is in love with Hamlet.


– Horatio is a good friend of Hamlet, from the university at Wittenberg, who came to Elsinore Castle to attend King Hamlet’s funeral.


– Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are childhood friends and schoolmates of Hamlet, who were summoned to Elsinore by Claudius and Gertrude.


– Fortinbras Norwegian crown prince, who assumes the throne of Denmark after Hamlet’s death.


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