Hamlet Part 5: Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2

08.13.2015 - By Clear Shakespeare

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report back to Claudius and Gertrude
Polonius and Claudius set Ophelia as bait and hide
Hamlet wonders why he’s afraid to act
Ophelia returns Hamlet’s gifts
Hamlet goes off on Ophelia
Ophelia laments Hamlet’s transformation
Claudius is shaken
Hamlet gives the actors some acting advice
Hamlet and Horatio plan for the play
Hamlet entertains the royal party and teases Ophelia
The dumb show
The actors perform The Mousetrap
Claudius stops the play
Hamlet gives Rosencrantz and Guildenstern a piece of his mind
Polonius summons Hamlet to his mother
Hamlet resolves to not hurt his mother

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