Hamlet’s plan goes as expected, and then he starts behaving weirdly. 

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Claudius and Polonius, the royal servant, spy on him as he rejects Ophelia. 

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They had attempted to discover what had triggered Hamlet’s abrupt shift of demeanor but were unable to do so.

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 Claudius invites Hamlet’s old friends, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, to find out what is wrong with him. 

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They arrive at the same time as a traveling troupe of actors that Hamlet recognizes.

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 It is Hamlet’s intention to write about his father’s murder in the play. 

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Hamlet and the performers plan to present Hamlet’s play to the King and Queen to find out their reaction.

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