Act 2. Scene 1. Polonius sends money to his son Laertes, and Ophelia tells her father that Hamlet is behaving strangely. Scene 2. Claudius and Gertrude try to determine the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior, summoning help from two of his old friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Summary: Act III, scene i. Claudius and Gertrude discuss Hamlet’s behavior with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who say they have been unable to learn the cause of his melancholy. They tell the king and queen about Hamlet’s enthusiasm for the players. Encouraged, Gertrude and Claudius agree that they will see the play that evening.
This page contains the original text of Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1. Shakespeare's original Hamlet text is extremely long, so we've split the text into one Scene per page. All Acts and Scenes are listed on the original Hamlet text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page. ACT 3, SCENE 1. A room in the castle. Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and ...
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are having no luck discovering the reason for Hamlet’s madness, so Polonius decides to make good on his plan from Act II, Scene 2. He’ll send Ophelia to talk to the prince, while he and Claudius will watch in secret.
Hamlet Act 3, scene 1 Synopsis: After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report their failure to find the cause of Hamlet’s madness, Polonius places Ophelia where he and Claudius may secretly observe a meeting between her and Hamlet.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Act 3 (of 5)Act 1: http://youtu.be/p44qJ3RjpFMAct 2: http://youtu.be/laBRXJSxxxgAct 3: http://youtu.be/c5aa9bwEyUUAct 4: http...
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Summary: Act III, scene iii. Elsewhere in the castle, King Claudius speaks to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Badly shaken by the play and now considering Hamlet’s madness to be dangerous, Claudius asks the pair to escort Hamlet on a voyage to England and to depart immediately.