Hamlet Character Descriptions

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These characters wait on various members of the Danish court and visitors to the court.


This character, who speaks the first words in the play, is one of the guards who has seen the ghost.

Claudius (King Claudius of Denmark)

This character is a relative of the dead king and one of the villains of the play.


See Gravediggers.


This character is one of the Danish ambassadors sent to the king of Norway.


This is a governing body present with the king at official meetings.

Doctor of Divinity

This character reluctantly officiates at the funeral and burial of one of the female characters.

English Ambassadors

These characters arrive at the end of the play to report the deaths of two characters in another country.


This character is the heir to the throne of Norway and speaks the last words of the play...

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