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by William Shakespeare

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Hamlet reminds Gertrude that he must go to England, accompanied by Rosencrantz and Guildestern. He says, “But I will delve one yard below their mines, / And blow them to the moon;” What is Hamlet’s plan?

Hamlet's plan is to have Rosencrantz and Guildenstern killed. His old school friends have been given a letter by Claudius to hand to the King of England. That letter instructs the King to have Hamlet killed. Hamlet gets wind of the plan. During his sea voyage to England, he rewrites the letter so that, on arrival, it is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who will be killed, not him.

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Initially pleased to see his old school chums Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet soon grows intensely suspicious of them. Nobody's fool, Hamlet comes to realize that they've been summoned to the Danish court by Claudius to spy on him. As it happens, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern think they're doing Hamlet a favor; they are blissfully unaware of the game of high politics in which they've allowed themselves to become pawns. Nevertheless, Hamlet sees his former friends as enemies,...

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