Hamlet (2004) - Act 3 Scene 4: Sex & Violence
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Watch this extract from the RSC's production of Hamlet. Hamlet, certain of Claudius' guilt after his reaction to The Mousetrap, confronts his mother. He is revolted by her choice of second husband. Why has she made this decision? Is it based on sexual attraction or political convenience? Does she ha More…ve reason to suspect Claudius in connection with her first husband's death? Having already killed Polonius who was concealed in Gertrude's room, Hamlet then attacks her. He forces her to look at contrasting images of Claudius and Old Hamlet, telling her that she can't possibly love Claudius.