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Professor Regina Buccola, Chair of Humanities at Roosevelt University, explains characters in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
|Hamlet||Hamlet is the grief-stricken protagonist of the play. Read More|
|Polonius||Polonius is the king's chief counselor and father of Laertes and Ophelia. Read More|
|Claudius||Claudius is the corrupt brother of King Hamlet who takes the throne after the king's death and marries his former sister-in-law. Read More|
|Horatio||Horatio is Hamlet's school friend who remains a loyal companion. Read More|
|Laertes||Laertes is Polonius's son—a strong, active, and noble confidant for Hamlet. Read More|
|Ophelia||Ophelia is Hamlet's love interest. Read More|
|Gertrude||Gertrude is Hamlet's mother. Read More|
|Ghost||The ghost is the spirit of King Hamlet. Read More|
|Barnardo||Barnardo is a castle guard.|
|Captain||The captain is a member of Fortinbras's troops; Hamlet shares a conversation with him about thoughts and actions.|
|Cornelius||Cornelius is a courtier sent as ambassador to Norway.|
|First Player||First Player, a member of the company of players, agrees with Hamlet that they will perform his edited version of The Murder of Gonzago.|
|Fortinbras||Fortinbras, prince of Norway, is the quick-thinking and passionate foil to Hamlet.|
|Gravedigger||The gravedigger and sexton are responsible for digging Ophelia's grave.|
|Guildenstern||Guildenstern, a friend of Hamlet, is hired by Claudius to spy on Hamlet.|
|Marcellus||Marcellus is a castle guard.|
|Osric||Osric is the king's pretentious messenger.|
|Reynaldo||Reynaldo is a spy sent to monitor Laertes's activities in France.|
|Rosencrantz||Rosencrantz, a friend of Hamlet, is hired by Claudius to spy on Hamlet.|
|Sailor||The sailor delivers letters from Hamlet to Horatio and Claudius.|
|Sexton||The sexton and gravedigger are responsible for digging Ophelia's grave. A sexton is a church official who looks after church property.|
|Voltemand||Voltemand is a courtier sent as ambassador to Norway.|