Successful general and statesman said to be “the triple pillar of the world”
Mercurial, selfcentered "Serpent of old Nile"
Mark Antony's cold and prudent rival who seeks revenge for Julius Cesars's death but also greives at Anothony's death
Octavius Caesar's sister who marries MArk Antony at her brothers request and remains loyal to antony after he deserts her
Incestuous, murderous king of Denmark who marries his sister in law
Incestuous, murderous king of Denmark called the "Melancholy DAne" after his uncle succeeds his father as king
Prince of Norway who is chosen as the next king of Denmark and delivers a brief eulogy over Hamlets body.
Queen of Denmark
wife of Claudius
Hamlets beloved who drowns herself
Hamlets Wittenberg friend who is his confidante
Hamlets friend who seeks revenge against Hamlet, blaming him for the deaths of his father and sister
King Claudius' advisor
father of Laertes and ophelia
Hamlets fellow students at Wittenberg whom Claudius sends to England to kill him
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Senator whom Caesar describes as having "a lean and hungry look" and who out of jealousy of Caesar's power, helps inspire the conspiracy against him, then commits suicide after his own forces are defeated at Philippi
Caesar's wife who begs him not to go to the Capitol the day of the assassination
Character who "doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus" but in his last years has the "falling sickness"
Senator who "sits high in all the peoples hearts" and helps lead the conspiracy against Caesar in the belief that the only way to save Rome is to assassinte him
Senator who delievers first blow to Caesar
Caesars friend who uses his oratorical ability to stir up the mob against the conspirators
Brutus' "true and honorable wife",
Swallows hot coals and dies
Person who warns Caesar of the "ides of MArch"
British king who was "every inch a king" and "a man more sinned against than sinning"
Rash, gullible, superstitous old man
dies after being reconciled with his legitimate son Edgar
Earl of Gloucester
King Lear's eldest daughter
inherits half of the kingdom through flattery and deceit
King Lear's second daughter
just as cunning and as devious as her older sister
King Lears youngest and most beloved daughter
"unpriz'd precious maid" whom he casts off but with whom he is reunitd before she is killed