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Act III, Scene 2

What is a dumb show? Acting without speaking; miming
Will the King and Queen attend the play? Yes
Who is the best man Hamlet has ever known? Horatio
Does Horatio know the circumstances of Hamlet's father's death? Yes
What does Hamlet ask Horatio to do during the play? Watch Claudius
What role did Polonius play as an actor at the university? Julius Caesar
How does Hamlet treat Ophelia at the play? Rudely--he embarrasses her with off-color comments
What did the actors enact during the dumb show? They re-enacted King Hamlet's death
How does Gertrude respond when Hamlet asks her if she likes the play? The lady protests too much, methinks
When the King asks the name of the play, what does Hamlet call the play? The Mousetrap
How does Claudius react to the play? The King gets up and leaves
After the play, what two messages do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern give Hamlet? The King is in his rooms and is very irritated AND the queen has sent for Hamlet
What instrument does Hamlet ask Guildenstern to play? A recorder
What comparison does Hamlet make between the instrument and himself? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern won't find Hamlet any easier to play than the recorder
How does Hamlet plan to treat his mother? Hamlet will speak harshly to Gertrude but not hurt her physically
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