(Flourish. Enter King and Queen,
ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN, with
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern--you're here! We've been
We're so pleased you've arrived!
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN
R: At your service. G: We're at your service.
You've heard a little about Hamlet's transformation, and how
he's not adjusting very well.
R: Yes, my lord. G: (Nodding.)
He talks about you both, often. No one else is as close to
him as you two are. I'm hoping just the sight of you will
bring him back around to his self.
Yes, we ask that you stay along with us for awhile. Keep the
prince company, try and cheer him up, and try to get a sense
of what's afflicting him so badly. It might be something we
don't yet know about.
Your extended visit shall receive a royal recompense.
As your loyal servants we give ourselves up in full bent.
Our service is at your command.
Thank you both--and please go to him now, right away.
(Motioning to attendants.) Bring these gentlemen to where
We pray our presence is both pleasing to him, and helpful to