Hamlet Act III

According to Roz., what sparked Hamlet’s interest? The players
What is Hamlet contemplating when he says, “To be or not to be?” Suicide
What does Hamlet profess to Ophelia but then deny quickly after? His love for her
Where does Hamlet tell Ophelia to go? A Nunnery
What does Hamlet warn Ophelia to do with her father? Keep him locked away (out of business)
What does the King think about Hamlet’s insanity after watching Hamlet and Ophelia? Hamlet’s insanity is not caused by Ophelia
What does Claudius want to do with Hamlet? Send him to England
What does Polonius suggest to be done before it is decided to send Hamlet to England? Have Hamlet talk to his mother while Polonius listens/spies
What does Hamlet ask Horatio to do during the play? Watch for a reaction from the King
What play did Polonius act in? Julius Caesar
What happens with Claudius when poison is pored in the king’s ear during the play? He stands up, calls for light and storms out
How are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern betraying Hamlet? They report his actions/behaviors back to the king and queen.
What does Claudius ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do? Escort Hamlet to England
What does the ghost remind Hamlet of while he is talking to his mother? Not to harm her
What can Gertrude not see that makes her more fearful while she is talking with Hamlet? The ghost Hamlet is talking to
Who is spying on Gertrude and Hamlet? Polonius
What does Hamlet do to Polonius? Stab him
Why did Hamlet stab Polonius through the arras? He thought it was King Claudius
Why didn’t Hamlet kill Claudius while he was “praying”? He doesn’t want Claudius to go to Heaven
Why is Claudius kneeling a ‘sham’ Claudius tells us he can’t pray for forgiveness because he is not sorry for what he has done; he enjoys the power and wife he gained from killing his brother
What does Hamlet take with him as he leaves his mother’s room? Polonius’ body
What play was performed? The Mouse Trap

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