Hamlet Part 2 of 2

Hamlet Part 2 of 2

Broadcast: November 14, 1936
Added: Apr 25 2010

Hamlet part two – Acts 3, 4 & 5

In the previous broadcast Orson Welles production concerned itself with establishing the causes that led to Hamlet’s tragedy and especially the revelation by the ghost of his father’s murder why Hamlet’s own uncle was now the King of Denmark. This and the knowledge that his mother had remarried immediately has left Hamlet a creature mad for revenge. Assuming as he calls it an antic disposition Hamlet plots to trap the king in to an open confession of guilt. The arrival of strolling players at the court has provided him with the necessary means. Hamlet arranges that a performance be given duplicating the circumstances of his father’s death The Play’s the thing where in I’ll catch the conscience of the king.