CLAUDIUS: Thanks, Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern.
GERTRUDE: Thanks, Guildenstern and gentle Rosencrantz.
I beg you to pay a visit right away to my son, who’s changed too much. Servants, take these gentlemen to see Hamlet.
GUILDENSTERN: I hope to God we can make him smile and do him some good.
GERTRUDE: Amen to that!
POLONIUS: The ambassadors are back from Norway, sir.
CLAUDIUS: Welcome, my good friends.
Tell me, Voltemand, what’s the news from the king of Norway?
VOLTEMAND: Greetings to you, your highness.
As soon as we raised the matter, the king sent out messengers to stop his nephew’s war preparations, which he originally thought were directed against Poland, not Denmark.