Act Three Scene 1
- Do you think Claudius and Polonius overhear Hamlet’s famous soliloquy? What are the advantages and the disadvantages of hearing his speech?
- a. Hamlet’s soliloquy in III.i, “To be, or not to be…” is often parodied. Why do you think it is such a popular vehicle for remakes?
b. Write your own version of the speech in no more than 12 sentences. It can be a modern translation or a parody for current times, for example, emotional distress due to living in COVID seclusion.
Act Three Scene 2
- a. How do we know of Hamlet’s suspicions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s ‘friend’- liness.
- Locate three specific quotes from Hamlet that identify his growing disdain for these two characters.
- In current speech, how would a teen describe a ‘friend’ who has been enlisted by his/her parents to spy on them?
Act Three Scene 3
4. Explain the dramatic irony in Scene 3 when Hamlet decides to not kill Claudius while
Act Three Scene 4
5. Hamlet threatens his mother with violence. Which lines from Act III, Scene 4 indicate