Elsinore, Denmark
Claudius King of Denmark, the late King Hamlet’s brother, Hamlet’s uncle
Hamlet son of the late King Hamlet and nephew of King Claudius
Ghost of King Hamlet
Polonius Claudius’ most senior adviser
Horatio Hamlet’s friend
Laertes son of Polonius
Voltemand, Cornelius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Osric, a Gentleman courtiers
Gertrude Wife of Claudius, Queen of Denmark. King Hamlet’s widow and Hamlet’s mother
Ophelia daughter of Polonius
Marcellus and Barnardo officers
Francisco a soldier
Reynaldo Polonius’ servant
Two Clowns gravediggers
Fortinbras Prince of Norway
Captain, English Ambassadors, Priest, Players, Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, and other Attendants