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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.


Hamlet Navigator:

Cast of Characters [Dramatis Personae]

[Except for "Hamlet," each name is a link to a page with notes on all the appearances and all the mentions of the character or characters.]
Hamlet,
For a review of aspects of Hamlet's character, see the Hamlet Index.
Claudius,
King of Denmark, uncle to Hamlet, and present husband to Gertrude.
Gertrude,
Queen of Denmark, mother of Hamlet.
Ghost,
of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet.
Polonius,
chief advisor to King Claudius.
Laertes,
son to Polonius.
Ophelia,
daughter to Polonius.
Reynaldo,
servant to Polonius.
Horatio,
friend to Hamlet.
Marcellus,
a sentry.
Barnardo,
another sentry.
Francisco,
the sentry on duty as the play opens.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,
courtiers.
Fortinbras,
Prince of Norway.
Norwegian Captain,
under the command of Fortinbras.
Two Clowns,
grave-diggers.
Osric,
a pretentious courtier.
Voltemand and Cornelius,
Danish ambassadors to Norway.
First Player.
first actor in a traveling theatre troupe.
Player King, Player Queen and Lucianus, player villain,
actors in a traveling theatre troupe.
Gentleman.

Priest,
(Doctor of Divinity).
Messenger.

First Sailor.

A Lord.

First English Ambassador.