'What art thou that usurp'st this time of night,Together with that fair and warlike formIn which the majesty of buried Denmark Did sometimes march? by heaven I charge thee, speak!'
King Claudius tells Hamlet to move on from his father's death.
Not so, my lord; I am too much i' the sun.
How is it that the clouds still hang on you?
Two guards called Francisco and Bernardo claim they saw a ghost outside of Elsinore Castle. They are not educated so can't communicate with the ghost so they ask someone called Horatio to speak to the ghost but he thinks all of this is just a hallucination. But then, the ghost appears, wearing the exact same as King Hamlet when he died.
Hamlet follows his King's ghost.
Horatio begs the ghost to speak to him, but it won't. He thought of an idea, to ask the ghost's son, Hamlet to speak to him, maybe the ghost will reply.
The ghost explains how it is Hamlet's uncle that killed King Hamlet.
'The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.'
Claudius wants Hamlet to forget about his father's death, but Hamlet refuses to forget. Why does Claudius want Hamlet to forget so much?
The ghost makes a gesture to Hamlet telling him to follow him.
'O God!' 'O my prophetic soul! My uncle?'
Actors are coming in to make a play about whatever Hamlet wants, so he decides to make the play re-acting the death of King Hamlet, then will catch the conscience of the King.