Once upon a time there was a well-respected king of Denmark called Merek he had a beautiful wife called Millicent and they had a brainy son who was also called Merek. Their was also the kings brother a deceitful man called Fendrel.
King Merek died tragically when a snake bit him.
King Merek was a popular king, well-loved by his subjects.
One day king Merek was sleeping in his orchard his brother, Fendrel snuck up behind him and poured poison in his ear, killing him.
Stop the play at once!
The deceitful Fendrel told everyone that they beloved king Merek had died tragically when a poisonous snake bit him while he was sleeping in his orchard.
After only a month, Millicent married again, this time to dead king Merek`s brother, Fendrel. Making Fendrel the king of Denmark.
Claudius demanded that the play should stop and he stormed out the hall in anger.