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Act II, Scene ii
Hamlet talks to the Player
Can you play "The Murther of Gonzago"?
We'll ha't tomorrow night.
Ay, my lord.
Hamlet talks to one of the players about doing a play. He asks the main player if they can do the Murther of Gonzago, and Hamlet asks if he can add a few lines, which the player agrees to do.
This scene relates to the theme of revenge, as it is essential in Hamlet's plot to wreak vengeance on Claudius his uncle, by affecting him greatly and confessing his crime.
You could for need study a speech of some dozen lines, or sixteen lines, which I would set down and insert in't, could you not?
Here, Hamlet is trying to ask the player to play out "The Murther of Gonzago", inserting a few extra lines to aid in his plot to force Claudius to confess his crime.
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