List of Main Characters
The heir to the throne of Denmark who, when he returns
from University in German, finds his father dead, and his mother married to the King’s brother, Claudius, who has crowned himself King.
King Hamlet’s brother, who usurps the throne of Denmark
after he has murdered his brother and married his sister-in-law.
She is Prince Hamlet’s mother and soon after she is
widowed, she marries Claudius.
The spirit of King Hamlet who is condemned to walk the
earth until his soul is cleansed of its sins.
He is Hamlet’s loyal best friend who is also his school friend.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
They are classmates of Hamlet in Germany who are
engaged as spies for Claudius to keep an eye on Prince Hamlet.
He is the old Lord Chamberlain and Claudius’ chief adviser.
She is daughter of Polonius and is in love with Hamlet. She commits
suicide following rejection by Hamlet and the death of her father.
He is son of Polonius who becomes an instrument for Claudius in the final
duel with Hamlet.