Hamlet

Hamlet
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Play from Act 2 Scene 1

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  • One sunny day, the King of Austria, King Harlem married a beautiful lady called Elissa. They live in a heavily guarded castle called Mosstrine.
  • The couple, who were much adired by the country, then had a baby. They called it Harlem, after his father.
  • A few years later however, whilst he sat and refreshed in his orchard, his greedy brother (Clareth) appears to be carrying a bottle of poison. He is getting closer and closer...
  • Lights! Lights!
  • Within a few minutes, Clareth pours poison down the king’s ear, and dies to his brother’s greed of the throne. However, the whole of  Austria are told he was bitten by a snake and died of the poison.
  • Then, as if that wasn’t enough, he remarried with the deceased king’s wife, Elissa! Harlem, the king's son, despised the thought of the King's own brother marrying with his widow.
  • THe play is abruptly paused, as Claudius stands up, complains, and leaves! This, to all of us, is suspicious.
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