Why did Hamlet act crazy? | Yahoo Answers

Polonius claims to know why Hamlet is acting crazy. He says it's because Ophelia rejected his love. To prove this he sets up a meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet for him and the King to spy on. The two meet and Ophelia tries to give back some gifts that Hamlet gave her. Hamlet denies every giving her anything and also denies ever loving her (he is pretending). The King now is more worried about Hamlet. He decides to send him to England.

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often cut), and then Ophelia comes in describing Hamlet acting crazy

However, Hamlet goes into a stall. Polonius sends a servant to not only spy on Laertes but spread ill rumors about him (a scene often cut), and then Ophelia comes in describing Hamlet acting crazy. The act's second of two scenes moves to another location in the court, where Claudius and Gertrude greet Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, allegedly old school buddies of Hamlet. Pairing Hamlet in repertory with Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, had Rosencrantz flipping a coin as he enters the first time, and in the , all four actors fill both roles, playing up the traditional notion that the two characters are indistinguishable. Polonius arrives to tell Gertrude and Claudius that Hamlet is mad for love and reads one of the prince's letters to Ophelia. Polonius sticks around to talk with Hamlet, a funny scene full of non sequiturs and possible riddles, then Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive for more riddling matter and to tell Hamlet of the players who have come to Elsinore. The players arrive, we get a speech from the First Player (which can be the highlight of the entire play in such performances as René Thornton Jr. at ). Everybody leaves Hamlet alone, he calls himself a rogue and peasant slave, and he determines to use a play to catch the conscience of the king.

SparkNotes: Hamlet: Act III, scene i

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