Hamlet - Characters


  • Hamlet – Son of the former King, and nephew of the present King.
  • Claudius – King of Denmark, and Hamlet's uncle.
  • Gertrude – Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet.
  • Polonius – Lord Chamberlain
  • Ophelia – Daughter to Polonius
  • Horatio – Friend to Hamlet
  • Laertes – Son to Polonius
  • Voltimand and Cornelius – Courtiers
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – Courtiers, friends to Hamlet.
  • Osric – a Courtier
  • Marcellus – an Officer
  • Bernardo – an Officer
  • Francisco – a Soldier
  • Reynaldo – Servant to Polonius
  • Ghost of Hamlet's Father
  • Fortinbras – Prince of Norway
  • Gravediggers – a Sexton, and a clown.
  • Player King, Player Queen, Lucianus, etc. – Players

Read more about this topic:  Hamlet

Famous quotes containing the word characters:

    Socialist writers are made of sterner stuff than those who only let their characters steeplechase through trouble in order to come out first in the happy ending of moral uplift.
    Christina Stead (1902–1983)

    I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility—I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    Thus we may define the real as that whose characters are independent of what anybody may think them to be.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)