Characters in Hamlet
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Name: 1 CLOWN
Search Name: 1Clown.HAM
Description: a sexton (gravedigger), unnamed

Name: 2 CLOWN
Search Name: 2Clown.HAM
Description: a bailiff, unnamed (5.1)

Name: 2. GENTLEMAN
Search Name: 2Gentleman.Gent.HAM
Description: unnamed (4.6)

Name: BARNARDO
Search Name: Barnardo.HAM
Description: sentinel guard

Name: CAPTAIN
Search Name: Captain.Capt.HAM
Description: unnamed, in Fortinbras's army

Name: CLAUDIUS
Search Name: Claudius.Kg.HAM
Description: King of Denmark, has killed Hamlet's father and married his mother

Name: CORNELIUS
Search Name: Cornelius.HAM
Description: ambassador to Norway (no entries)

Name: First AMBASSADOR
Search Name: 1Ambassador.HAM
Description: unnamed

Name: First PLAYER
Search Name: 1Player.HAM
Description: unnamed (2.2)

Name: FORTINBRAS
Search Name: Fortinbras.Prn.HAM
Description: nephew to the new king of Norway; his father has been killed by Hamlet's father; nominated at play's end for the Danish throne

Name: FRANCISCO
Search Name: Francisco.HAM
Description: sentinel guard on watch at Elsinore

Name: GENTLEMAN
Search Name: 1Gentleman.Gent.HAM
Description: brings word of Ophelia's madness (4.5)

Name: GHOST of old King Hamlet
Search Name: Ghost.Kg.HAM
Description: on leave from Purgatory (1.1 [mute], 1.4 [mute], 1.5, 3.5)

Name: GUILDENSTERN
Search Name: Guildenstern.Gent.HAM
Description: childhood of chum of Hamlet

Name: HAMLET
Search Name: Hamlet.Prn.HAM
Description: unhappy Prince of Denmark; nephew to the new king

Name: HORATIO
Search Name: Horatio.Gent.HAM
Description: Hamlet's best friend

Name: LAERTES
Search Name: Laertes.Gent.HAM
Description: son of Polonius, bro. of Ophelia

Name: LORD
Search Name: Lord.Ld.HAM
Description: unnamed (5.2)

Name: LUCIANUS
Search Name: Player.Lucianus.HAM
Description: nephew to the [Player] King in The Mouse-Trap (3.2)

Name: MARCELLUS
Search Name: Marcellus.HAM
Description: sentinel guard

Name: MESSENGER
Search Name: Mess.HAM
Description: unnamed (4.7) (no entries)

Name: OPHELIA
Search Name: Ophelia.La.HAM
Description: daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes; Hamlet's jilted girlfriend

Name: OSRIC
Search Name: Osric.Gent.HAM
Description: a dandy courtier (Q2 Ostrick)

Name: PLAYER KING
Search Name: Player.Kg.HAM
Description: unnamed

Name: PLAYER PROLOGUE
Search Name: Player.Prologue.HAM
Description: unnamed

Name: Player QUEEN
Search Name: Player.Qn.HAM
Description: unnamed

Name: Polish CAPTAIN
Search Name: Polish.Capt.HAM
Description: explains Fortinbras's mission against the Poles (no entries)

Name: POLONIUS
Search Name: Polonius.Ld.HAM
Description: garrulous and officious Lord Chamberlain
Alternate name:
Corambis (used in Q1)

Name: PRIEST
Search Name: Priest.Rev.HAM
Description: a Doctor of Divinity, unnamed (5.1)

Name: Queen GERTRUDE
Search Name: Gertrude.Qn.HAM
Description: Hamlet's mother

Name: REYNALDO
Search Name: Reynaldo.Srv.HAM
Description: servant to Polonius (Q1 Montano)
Alternate name:
Montano (used in Q1)

Name: ROSENCRANTZ
Search Name: Rosencr.Gent.HAM
Description: childhood of chum of Hamlet, Rosencraus (Q2); Rosencraft (Q1); Rosencrantz (F1);
Alternate names:
Rosencraft (used in Q2)
Rosencraus (used in Q1)
Rosencrantz (used in F1)

Name: SAILOR
Search Name: Sailor.HAM
Description: unnamed (no entries)

Name: Second PLAYER
Search Name: 2Player.HAM
Description: unnamed (no entries)

Name: SERVANT
Search Name: Servant.Srv.HAM
Description: unnamed (F1 only) (no entries)

Name: VOLTEMAND
Search Name: Voltemand.HAM
Description: Danish ambassador to Norway

Name: YORICK
Search Name: Yorick.HAM
Description: former jester in court of King Hamlet; for at least two reasons, not a speaking part (no entries)

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