The Gentleman appears in Scene 16 to inform Queen Gertrude that Ophelia seeks an audience before the Queen, and to speak of Ophelia's behavior, and he appears again in Scene 17 to inform Horatio that seafaring men wish to see him.
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His name offstage is William Shakespeare. The role of the "Gentleman" is an authorial cameo.
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