In Shakespeare's Hamlet, what does Hamlet plan to proclaim the guilt of Claudius?

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Hamlet devises a play in order to gauge Claudius's reaction to the performance. In this way, Hamlet can confirm the revenge plot revealed by the ghost of his father, rather than simply rely on the information of a spectral figure. Hamlet informs Horatio that, in the case of Claudius exhibiting no reaction, he will conclude that he had been fooled by a "damned ghost" rather than the spirit of his true father.

Hamlet informs Claudius that the performance is called The Mousetrap. This can be interpreted as Claudius...

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