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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

CLAUDIUS, king of Denmark.
GERTRUDE, queen of Denmark, and mother of Hamlet.
HAMLET, son of the late, and nephew of the present king.
OPHELIA, daughter of Polonius, beloved by Hamlet.
HORATIO, friend of Hamlet.
POLONIUS, lord chamberlain.
LAERTES, son of Polonius.
VOLTIMAND, an ambassador.
CORNELIUS, an ambassador.
ROSENCRANTZ, a courtier.
GUILDENSTERN, a courtier.
OSRIC, a courtier.
MARCELLUS, an officer.
BERNARDO, an officer.
FRANCISCO, a soldier.
REYNALDO, servant of Polonius.
A GENTLEMAN.

A PRIEST

A COMPANY OF PLAYERS.
Two Clowns, grave-diggers.
A CAPTAIN.
ENGLISH AMBASSADORS.
FORTINBRAS, prince of Norway.
GHOST OF HAMLET'S FATHER.

LORDS, LADIES, OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, SAILORS,

MessengeRS, AND OTHER ATTENDANTS.

ACTS AND SCENES

FIRST ACT

SCENE I Elsinore-A platform before the castle.
Scene II Elsinore-A room of state in the castle.
Scene III Elsinore- A room in the house of Polonius.
Scene IV Elsinore- The castle platform.
Scene V Elsinore—The extreme limits of the castle platform.

SECOND ACT

Scene I Elsinore-A room in the house of Polonius.
SCENE II ElsinoreA state apartment in the castle.

THIRD ACT SCENE I Elsinore-A gallery with curtained alcoves in the castle. SCENE II Elsinore- A play scene in the castle hall. SCENE III ElsinoreThe king's apartment in the castle. SCENE IV ElsinoreThe queen's apartment in the castle.

FOURTH ACT

SCENE I Elsinore- A royal apartment in the castle.
SCENE II Elsinore- A room in the castle.
SCENE III Elsinore- Another room in the castle.
SCENE IV Denmark—A plain on the frontier.
Scene V Elsinore-A royal apartment in the castle.
SCENE VI Elsinore- A room in the castle.
Scene VII ElsinoreThe king's apartment in the castle.

FIFTH ACT

SCENE I Elsinore-A churchyard.
SCENE II Elsinore-A room adjoining the castle hall.
SCENE III Elsinore—The castle hall.

The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

First Act

SCENE 1—ELSINORE

A PLATFORM BEFORE THE CASTLE

Ber.

Fran.

FRANCISCO at his post. Enter to him BERNARDO
Who's there?
Nay, answer me. Stand, and unfold yourself.
Long live the king.
Bernardo?

Ber.

Fran.

Ber.

Fran.

Ber.

Fran.

Ber.

He.
O, you come most carefully upon your hour.
'Tis now struck twelve ; get thee to bed, Francisco.
For this relief much thanks ; 'tis bitter cold,
And I am sick at heart.
Have
you
had quiet guard?

Not a mouse stirring.
Well, good night :
If

you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,
The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
I think I hear them : stand, ho! Who is there?

Fran.

Ber.

Fran.

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