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Hamlet Synopsis and Character Descriptions




Hamlet Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Hamlet male spoken 26 – 32 lead
Claudius male spoken 45 – 60 lead
Gertrude female spoken 40 – 60 lead
Polonius male spoken 45 – 65 supporting
Horatio male spoken 26 – 32 supporting
Reynaldo male spoken 21 – 40 supporting
Francisco male spoken 21 – 35 supporting
Marcellus male spoken 25 – 45 supporting
Bernardo male spoken 25 – 45 supporting
Voltimand male spoken 30 – 55 supporting
Cornelius male spoken 30 – 55 supporting
Osric male spoken 25 – 40 supporting
Rosencrantz male spoken 26 – 32 supporting
Guildenstern male spoken 26 – 32 supporting
The Ghost male spoken 40 – 60 supporting
Ophelia female spoken 17 – 27 supporting
Laertes male spoken 20 – 32 supporting
Fortinbras male spoken 25 – 35 supporting
Captain in the Norwegian army male spoken cameo
First Player male spoken cameo
First Clown male spoken cameo
Second Clown male spoken cameo
Sailor male spoken cameo
Messanger male spoken cameo
Priest male spoken cameo
English Ambassador male spoken cameo
Lords, Attendants, Sailors, Soldiers, Guards, Players N/A chorus


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