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Claudius King of Denmark, the late King Hamlet’s brother, Hamlet’s uncle


Hamlet son of the late King Hamlet and nephew of King Claudius

Ghost of King Hamlet

Polonius Claudius’s most senior adviser

Horatio Hamlet's friend

Laertes son of Polonius

Voltemand, Cornelius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Osric, a Gentleman courtiers

Gertrude Queen of Denmark. King Hamlet’s widow and Hamlet’s mother

Ophelia daughter of Polonius

Marcellus and Barnardo officers

Francisco a soldier

Reynaldo Polonius’s servant 

Two Clowns grave-diggers

Fortinbras Prince of Norway

A Captain, English Ambassadors, a Priest, Players, Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, and other Attendants