King Hamlet

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King Hamlet is dead. He is the former King of Denmark, also the late father of the play's title character, Hamlet, the late husband of Queen Gertrude, and the late brother of the current King of Denmark, Claudius.

It is important to note that King Hamlet is not the Ghost.


  • Costume - Does not apply since King Hamlet does not appear on stage.



King Hamlet does not speak in the play.

Themes and Motifs

Those which apply most directly to King Hamlet:

Death, Heart.

On Stage

King Hamlet does not appear on stage.

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