Hamlet Text and Translation - eText

William Shakespeare

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Dramatis Personae

  • CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark
  • GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, mother of Hamlet
  • Ghost of Hamlet's Father
  • HAMLET, son to the late King, and nephew to [Claudius] the present King.
  • OPHELIA, daughter of Polonius
  • HORATIO, friend of Hamlet
  • POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain, advisor to Claudius
  • LAERTES, son of Polonius
  • VOLTIMAND, courtier
  • CORNELIUS, courtier
  • ROSENCRANTZ, courtier
  • GUILDENSTERN, courtier
  • OSRIC, courtier
  • A Gentleman, courtier
  • A Priest
  • MARCELLUS, an officer
  • BERNARDO, an officer
  • FRANCISCO, a soldier
  • REYNALDO, servant to Polonius
  • FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway
  • Players
  • Two Clowns, gravediggers
  • A Norwegian Captain.
  • English Ambassadors
  • Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, Attendants