Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what kind of death does the Player say people only believe?

2. What does Rosencrantz tell the Player about Hamlet?

3. What does Guildenstern explain to Rosencrantz about Hamlet's whereabouts?

4. As characters enter and exit the stage, what is Rosencrantz's objection?

5. How does Hamlet address Rosencrantz when he pulls him aside?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper about the social position of actors during the Elizabethan age. Using Guildenstern's line that the troupe's company was welcome for lack of any other, explain the contradiction of loving plays while looking down on the players.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper on costuming for a play. Hamlet has been staged often in modern dress. Why, then, is it important in Stoppard's play that the costumes be Elizabethan? What do you think the costumes add to the play?

Essay Topic 3

Write a paper on political revenge. Discuss in your paper the reasons Claudius had for wanting Hamlet dead. Also address the position of Gertrude as Claudius' wife as well as being Hamlet's mother.

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