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(Thomas: Hamlet). Bass. Brother of the late King of Denmark, he is now marrying Gertrude, the widowed Queen and mother of Hamlet. Claudius had conspired with Gertrude and Polonius, the chief minister, to poison the King in order to gain the throne. When the King's ghost tells Hamlet the truth, Hamlet exposes his uncle and snatches the crown. Created (1868) by Jules‐Bernard Belval.

Subjects: Opera.

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