The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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Storyboard Description

Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2

Storyboard Text

  • Hamlet devises a plan to find proof of the murder of his father. He will have a play performed based on how Claudius killed his father.
  • "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King" 
  • The player king and queen enter the stage, the King lies down and falls asleep in the garden then the Queen leaves.
  • Another man (his brother) comes and takes off the crown of the king and kisses it. 
  • The brother then pours poison into the ear of the sleeping King and leaves the scene
  • The Queen returns to find her husband dead, she kisses him and cries. The body is then carried away by servants.
  • The poisoner woos the Queen with gifts and they get married.
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