The Life and Times of Billy Shakes
Who WAS Shakespeare?
Shakespeare's Relevancy in the Modern Day
That's also why we still study Shakespeare in school. On top of simply being a phenomenal writer, he understood the human condition enough to have his work resonate with people hundreds of years later. If anything, it'd be a crime to not read his plays and sonnets and whatnot.
- Hamlet is the main character of the play.
- The ghost, the spirit of Hamlet's father who wants his son to get revenge.
- Claudius is Hamlet's step-dad/uncle, Gertrude's new husband and the new king.
- Gertrude is Hamlet's mother, the king's widow and Claudius' new wife.
- Ophelia is Hamlet's love.
- Horatio is the friend of Hamlet.
- Polonius is the king's advisor and Ophelia's dad.
- Laertes is the other child of Polonius, who hates Hamlet.
- Rosencratz is a servant of Claudius, probably bald.
- Guildenstern is also a servant of Claudius, and is notable stockier.