Act 4, Scene 1

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Gertrude recounts Hamlet's latest behavior to Claudius.

Summary

A shaken Gertrude tells Claudius what just happened during her encounter with Hamlet. While Gertrude thinks there’s still hope for her son, Claudius is more interested in the matter at hand. He dispatches Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to find Hamlet and get rid of Polonius’s body.

 

Character Interview: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

MyShakespeare | Hamlet 4.1 Interview with Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Hamlet