What play is being performed by Mr. Wopsle in Great Expectations?
In Great Expectations, Mr. Wopsle plays Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Chapter 31 of the book details Wopsle's ridiculous portrayal of Hamlet. His acting is terrible and awkward. This is perhaps a parallel to Pip's journey to becoming a gentleman. Just as Mr. Wopsle is absurd on stage, Pip feels just as terrible when he's mocked on the street by Trabb, the son of the tailor.