the players arrive in act 2, they reenact a selection from Aeneas and dido. why this play? How does it echo Hamlets main theme? story line?

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renelane eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The play is the story of Priam's murder of Pyrrhus. I deals of betrayal , just as Hamlet is struggling with his own similar situation.

He then asks the players to present The Murder of Gonzago, and he will supply extra lines for them. It seems at this point that Hamlet is torturing himself with his own inaction, while watching plays of love, loss, and revenge that take charge.