Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Act 2, p. 84-95 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, p. 84-95 Summary

When the lights come back up, there is at first silence, and then much noise. Shouts of "The King rises...Give o'er the play! And cries for Lights, lights, lights!" The lights do come up, as sunrise. The stage is empty, except for the two dead spies. As the lights get brighter, the two dead spies are seen to be Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, who are resting quite comfortably on the ground. Rosencrantz stares into the audience and says that the direction he is looking must be east, and that they can safely assume that. Guildenstern says that he is assuming nothing. Rosencrantz says that he watched the sun come up, so he knows which way is east. Guildenstern contradicts him and says it was light all the time, and that Rosencrantz just opened his eyes slowly. Rosencrantz stands and rings a bell. Guildenstern...

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