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DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark. MARCELLUS, HAMLET, Son to the former, and BERNARDO,
} Officers. Nephew to the present King.
FRANCISCO, a Soldier. HORATIO, Friend to Hamlet.
REYNALDO, Servant lo Polonius. POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain. LAERTES, bis Son.
A Caplain. Ambassadors. VOLTIMAND,
Ghost of Hamlet's Father. CORNELIUS,
FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway.
Two Clowns, Grave-diggers.
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, Another Courtier.
and Mother to Hamlet. A Priest.
OPHELIA, Daughter to Polonius. Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Players, Sailors, Messengers, and
Elsinore. A Platform before the Castle.
Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold Yourself.
Ber. Long live the king!
Fran. For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold,
Ber. Have you had quiet guard?
Not a mouse stirring.
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS.
And liegemen to the Dane.
0! farewell, honest soldier: Who hath reliev'd you? Fran.
Bernardo has my place. Give you good night.
[Exit FRANCISCO. Mar.
A piece of him.
Mar. Horatio says, 't is but our fantasy,
Hor. Tush, tush! 't will not appear.
Sit down awhile;