Plot[ edit ] Dana Marschz is a recovering alcoholic and failed actor who has become a high school drama teacher in Tucson, Arizona"where dreams go to die". Despite considering himself an inspirational figure, he only has two enthusiastic students, Rand Posin and Epiphany Sellars, and a history of producing poorly received school plays that are essentially stage adaptations of popular Hollywood films his latest being Erin Brockovich. Dana is floored when Principal Rocker notifies him that the drama program is to be shut down at the end of the term. Seeking to inspire his students, Dana undertakes to write and produce an original play:
Plot Summary Acts 3, 4 and 5 Act 3, Scene 1 Rozencrantz and Guildenstern report to the King that, while Hamlet seems distracted and sad, they do not have a concrete reason for his strange behaviour. The King is now forced to rely upon Ophelia for information about his nephew.
Polonius arranges for Ophelia to be in a place where she will surely meet Hamlet, and then he and the King hide in wait for the Prince to arrive.
Hamlet enters talking to himself, in a state of desperation, contemplating suicide: To be, or not to be, that is the question; Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them.
To die; to sleep, No more Hamlet, enraged at all women because of his mother's betrayal, can show Ophelia not a drop of affection. He lashes out at the poor girl, rudely suggesting that she quickly get to a nunnery. Hamlet charges from the room and Ophelia is left to believe that Hamlet has gone utterly mad.
But the hiding King knows better than to blame Hamlet's behaviour on unrequited love. Fearing for his own safety, Claudius decides to send Hamlet away to England, accompanied by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Polonius, who continues to meddle in the whole affair, suggests that the Queen will surely be able to discover what troubles her son, and that she should meet in private with Hamlet after the play, with himself eavesdropping behind the chamber-curtains.
It shall be so: Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go 3. Act 3, Scene 2 Hamlet coaches three of the Players and stresses the importance of the upcoming performance.
They must not overact or improvise, for that will ruin the purpose of the play. Hamlet then confesses his plan to Horatio and asks him to watch the King's face during the poisoning scene. Hamlet, nervous and excited, lies down at Ophelia's feet. She tries to make conversation, but again, his answers are confusing and hostile.
The Murder of Gonzago begins, and the King is visibly shaken. The King rises and Hamlet responds "What, frighted with false fire? The King calls for lights and the performance comes to an abrupt end.
Hamlet and Horatio are left alone to discuss what has happened. They agree that the King has indeed behaved as a guilty man would, and Hamlet is overjoyed.
When Rosencrantz comes in to tell Hamlet that the Queen wishes to see him, Hamlet revels in the idea of finally confronting her. Act 3, Scene 3 Polonius tells the King that Hamlet plans to visit his mother. The King is now aware that Hamlet knows his secret, and that he is no longer safe in his own castle.
He soliloquizes on the crimes that he has committed, and falls to his knees to pray for forgiveness. But, he knows the prayer will remain unanswered, for he still enjoys the fruits of his treachery: But O, what form of prayer Can serve my turn?
That cannot be, since I am still possess'd Of those effects for which I did the murder, My crown, mine own ambition and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence? Hamlet, on his way to his mother's chamber, sees the King kneeling in prayer, and his first thought is how simple a task it would be to plunge a sword into his uncle's back.
But that will not do, for the King would be murdered in a state of repentance and would surely go to heaven. This would be a benefit and not revenge. He wants to kill Claudius in the same state of sin as his father was in when Claudius poisoned him -- that is, not "full of bread" -- not penitent and fasting.
Hamlet wants the King to die when he is drunk or enraged or in his incestuous bed with the Queen. So the Prince goes, and the King is left to finish his empty prayer.
Act 3, Scene 4 Polonius is already in the Queen's chamber, unable to resist telling her exactly what she should say to the Prince. As he is speaking, they hear Hamlet down the hall, screaming "mother, mother, mother! Polonius hides behind the wall hanging, intending to report every word that is said to the King.Prince Hamlet has been summoned home to Denmark to attend his father's funeral.
One night, a Ghost reveals itself to Hamlet, claiming to be the ghost of Hamlet's father, the former king. The Ghost. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern tell Hamlet that they have brought along a troupe of actors that they met while traveling to Elsinore.
that a drama should focus on action, not character. In Hamlet, Shakespeare reverses this so that it is through the The best-known is Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. iii ABSTRACT Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead focuses on two minor characters from Shakespeare’s caninariojana.comr, in Stoppard’s re-telling, language is the focus because nothing much happens; the action is already predetermined.
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Deception in Hamlet Deception is an essential element of Shakespearean drama, whether it be tragedy, history, or comedy. of deception in Hamlet will help you plan your own essay on the broader topic of how this important theme relates to the play on the whole.
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