Act 1 scene 1 This scene is played out with Francisco and Barnardo at the dark hours between midnight and dawn. The men are tense and anxious as they seen a ghostly figure that resembles the king. So they go inform Hamlet about this
Act 1 scene 2 This scene opens with king Claudius justifying his marriage to Queen Gertrude, his dead brothers wife and his accession to the throne . Hamlet has his first soliloquy at how he is angry and disappointed at his mother for marrying too soon. This is also when Hamlet is informed about the ghost.
Act 1 scene 3 This scene is played out with Laertes Ophelia's brother ready to leave for France. He bids farewell to his sister and warns her about Hamlet. He points out that Hamlet being a prince, cannot simply marry anyone he pleases. Ophelia is also warned by her father Polonius to stay away from him. She agrees to obey