15 Minute Hamlet Quiz

The group films The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark in fifteen minutes time because that’s all the film they have
The setting for the film is a barn and barnyard
To signal putting on an “antic disposition” the actor playing Hamlet rips his shirt
Which character in the film is played by a member of the opposite sex? Ophelia
The actor who plays Claudius also plays the role of Polonius
What plot element is out of order in the film? Claudius resolves to send Hamlet to England
What’s the irony in Hamlet’s advice to the players? the players are puppets
What bird’s call do we hear during Hamlet’s talk with his mother? chicken
In the film, Ophelia “drowns” in a bucket
What is Hamlet’s answer to the gravemaker’s riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” grave-maker
What item provides the transition between the graveyard scene and the final scene of the film? a glove
The character who plays Laertes also plays the role of Horatio
The film breaks after fifteen minutes to reveal the audience’s response. The audience’s chief viewer, the “King,” disproves of what he has seen. Given the director’s editing, the “King” found the film too long in length
Is the “King” pleased with the edited version? Yes
In the credits we learn that the film’s director also played what role? Ophelia

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