Sunday, March 3, 2013
Act IV, Scenes 1-3 - Fodor (2007)
After they leave, Ophelia walks towards the folding screen where she finds her sister Polonia's body, hung in the closet, head down.
Scene 3 is entirely omitted (as is Scene 1). It's an odd exclusion, and we may wonder where Hamlet has gone. The point is made later when he returns, so expediency may have been the order of the day. And since Ophelia discovers Polonia's body, there's less of a reason for Claudius to keep asking where it is.