How Does Claudius React To The Play

How does Claudius react to Hamlet's play?

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Claudius is overcome during the play and leaves the room.

While the actors perform the play that mimics the death of King Hamlet, Hamlet is watching Claudius closely to see how he reacts. Horatio, too, is watching Claudius. 

The king in the play is poisoned by another in the same manner that Hamlet believes Claudius killed King Hamlet—with poison in his ear. Then the murderer woos the dead king's wife. As soon as Lucianus poisons Gonzago, Claudius stands up. Polonius orders them to stop the play and Claudius says, "Give me some light, away!" He needs light to guide his way out of the room. 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern join Hamlet and tell him that Claudius is in a bad temper and that he's angry. They also tell Hamlet that his mother wants to speak to him. 

Claudius is upset at the play because it looks just like the murder of his brother at his own hands. He killed King Hamlet, married Gertrude , and took the throne for himself. In the next scene, Claudius prays but says he can't be forgiven...

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