Claudius, King of Denmark
Hamlet, son to the late King Hamlet, and nephew to the present King
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
Horatio, friend to Hamlet
Laertes, son to Polonius
Voltemand, a courtier
Cornelius, a courtier
Rosencrantz, a courtier
Guildenstern, a courtier
Osric, a courtier
Gentleman, a courtier
Marcellus, an officer
Barnardo, an officer
Francisco, a soldier
Reynaldo, servant to Polonius
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway
A Norwegian Captain
Doctor of Divinity
First Player
Player Prologue
Player King
Player Queen
Two Clowns, gravediggers
English Ambassadors
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet
Ophelia, daughter to Polonius
Ghost of Hamlet’s Father
Lords, Ladies
Officers, Soldiers

Act II

scene 1 | scene 2