WEFOUNDHamlet (Picture This! Shakespeare)


The scene begins with Polonius and Gertrude discussing their plans about the upcoming meeting with Hamlet. Polonius tells Gertrude to speak of her concern with his recent behavior and the problems it has caused. Meanwhile Polonius will be concealed behind the arras (tapestry) hanging on the wall. Polonius hides as Hamlet enters.

Gertrude begins by criticizing her son’s behavior, but these accusations are quickly turned around as Hamlet begins blaming her mother for marrying his uncle so soon after the death of his father. Hamlet’s anger increases to the point where Gertrude begins to fear for her life. She calls out for help, and Polonius responds. Hamlet, hearing his voice behind the arras and believing him to be Claudius, stabs through the arras, killing Polonius.

Gertrude cries out at the murder, to which Hamlet answers that it is no greater sin than marrying the brother of the dead king. Hamlet begins heatedly comparing the two brothers.

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With his handsome and compelling Hamlet, Kenneth Branagh brings the Bard's greatest tragedy passionately alive on the screen.

The scene begins with Polonius and Gertrude discussing their plans about the upcoming meeting with Hamlet. Polonius tells Gertrude to speak of her concern with his recent behavior and the problems it has caused. Meanwhile Polonius will be concealed behind the arras (tapestry) hanging on the wall. Polonius hides as Hamlet enters.

Gertrude begins by criticizing her son’s behavior, but these accusations are quickly turned around as Hamlet begins blaming her mother for marrying his uncle so soon after the death of his father. Hamlet’s anger increases to the point where Gertrude begins to fear for her life. She calls out for help, and Polonius responds. Hamlet, hearing his voice behind the arras and believing him to be Claudius, stabs through the arras, killing Polonius.

Gertrude cries out at the murder, to which Hamlet answers that it is no greater sin than marrying the brother of the dead king. Hamlet begins heatedly comparing the two brothers.


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