Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Study Guide

Tom Stoppard

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Characters

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Rosencrantz Rosencrantz is an Elizabethan gentleman and Guildenstern's best friend. Read More
Guildenstern Guildenstern is an Elizabethan gentleman and Rosencrantz's best friend. Read More
Alfred Alfred is a small boy and a member of the Tragedians.
Ambassador The ambassador from Shakespeare's Hamlet proclaims Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.
Claudius Claudius, the usurping king, murders Hamlet's father and marries his mother.
Gertrude Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, marries Claudius, her dead husband's brother.
Hamlet Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, is the main character of Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
Horatio Horatio, Hamlet's friend, delivers the final lines of Stoppard's play.
Ophelia Ophelia, the daughter of Polonius, is Hamlet's love interest.
Polonius Polonius, the well-intentioned father of Ophelia, is accidentally killed by Hamlet.
The Player The Player, the leader of the Tragedians, makes observations that are at times prophetic and foreboding.
The Tragedians The Tragedians are a band of actors who are asked to perform The Murder of Gonzago by Hamlet.
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