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** That's very much TheThemeParkVersion of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's plays which are not BasedOnATrueStory usually have an EverybodyLives ending, but the ones where TheHeroDies are vastly more famous because TrueArtIsAngsty.

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** That's very much TheThemeParkVersion of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's non-BasedOnATrueStory plays which are not BasedOnATrueStory usually have an EverybodyLives ending, but the ones where TheHeroDies are vastly more famous because TrueArtIsAngsty.


** That's very much TheThemeParkVersion of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's plays which are not BasedOnATrueStory usually have an EverybodyLives ending, but the ones where TheHeroDies are vastly more famous because TrueArtIsAngsty.



* Finally, he is very genre-savvy, knowing the Guildenstern's (or was it Rosencrantz's?) sword was fake, a theater prop.

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* Finally, he is very genre-savvy, knowing the Guildenstern's (or was it Rosencrantz's?) sword was fake, a theater prop.


This is highly believable, because 1) he is the leader of a theater troupe that can do all kinds of play (as long as there is blood), much like Shakespeare and his plays. Polonius also mentions (in the original play) that he played the title role in "Julius Caesar", another Shakespeare play, making Shakespeare canonical in this world. Finally, the most important fact is that he and his troupe know how "Hamlet" ends, unlike most other characters.
He also talks about how all the world's a stage, which is a reference to Shakespeare's play "As You Like It" (the exact quote being "The whole world's a stage, and all men and women merely players". He understands that this is a play, and so makes no matter of anything, including his own faked death. He is also very genre-savvy, knowing the Guildenstern's (or was it Rosencrantz's?) sword was fake, a theater prop.

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This is highly believable, because 1) he because:
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is the leader of a theater troupe that troupe.
* His plays
can do all kinds of play (as long as have rhetoric, love, or blood. The love and rhetoric may or may not be in there, but there is blood), much like MUST be blood (and someone dies in just about every Shakespeare and his plays. play).
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Polonius also mentions (in the original play) that he played the title role in "Julius Caesar", another Shakespeare play, making Shakespeare canonical in this world. Finally, the most important fact is that he world.
* He
and his troupe know how "Hamlet" ends, unlike most other characters.
* He also talks about how all the world's a stage, which is a reference to Shakespeare's play "As You Like It" (the exact quote being "The whole world's a stage, and all men and women merely players". players").
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He understands that this is a play, and so makes no matter of anything, including his own faked death. He death.
* Finally, he
is also very genre-savvy, knowing the Guildenstern's (or was it Rosencrantz's?) sword was fake, a theater prop.


** No, that's the worst part. They win, resulting in Hamlet starting over once again.

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** No, that's the worst part. They win, resulting in Hamlet starting over once again.again.

[[WMG: The player is Shakespeare.]]
This is highly believable, because 1) he is the leader of a theater troupe that can do all kinds of play (as long as there is blood), much like Shakespeare and his plays. Polonius also mentions (in the original play) that he played the title role in "Julius Caesar", another Shakespeare play, making Shakespeare canonical in this world. Finally, the most important fact is that he and his troupe know how "Hamlet" ends, unlike most other characters.
He also talks about how all the world's a stage, which is a reference to Shakespeare's play "As You Like It" (the exact quote being "The whole world's a stage, and all men and women merely players". He understands that this is a play, and so makes no matter of anything, including his own faked death. He is also very genre-savvy, knowing the Guildenstern's (or was it Rosencrantz's?) sword was fake, a theater prop.

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[[WMG: The Player is a DarkMessiah for a belief that the world is a stage.]]
And he is proved right.


* The real problem is that the coin toss goes whatever way would be convenient either to advance the plot or set up a gag, and Guildenstern noticing this is a symptom of being overtly aware of his surroundings. Now, we know for a fact that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die, and the text overtly implies that each time this happens ''Hamlet'' merely begins again. Therefore, even assuming they got close to an afterlife in their brief time in-between the peal of ordnance getting shot off and Bernardo entering, the coin toss is going to fail.

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* The real problem is that the coin toss goes whatever way would be convenient either to advance the plot or set up a gag, and Guildenstern noticing this is a symptom of being overtly aware of his surroundings. Now, we know for a fact that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die, and the text overtly implies that each time this happens ''Hamlet'' merely begins again. Therefore, even assuming they got close to an afterlife in their brief time in-between the peal of ordnance getting shot off and Bernardo entering, the coin toss is going to fail.fail.
** No, that's the worst part. They win, resulting in Hamlet starting over once again.


* But didn't the coin eventually start turning tails repeatedly towards the end of the play?

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* But didn't the coin eventually start turning tails repeatedly towards the end of the play?play?
* The real problem is that the coin toss goes whatever way would be convenient either to advance the plot or set up a gag, and Guildenstern noticing this is a symptom of being overtly aware of his surroundings. Now, we know for a fact that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die, and the text overtly implies that each time this happens ''Hamlet'' merely begins again. Therefore, even assuming they got close to an afterlife in their brief time in-between the peal of ordnance getting shot off and Bernardo entering, the coin toss is going to fail.


* The problem is that Death always calls for heads.

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* The problem is that Death always calls for heads.heads.
* But didn't the coin eventually start turning tails repeatedly towards the end of the play?


* Hehe, FridgeBrilliance.

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* Hehe, FridgeBrilliance.FridgeBrilliance.
* The problem is that Death always calls for heads.


They met Death and [[ChessWithDeath challenged him to a coin toss.]]

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They met Death and [[ChessWithDeath challenged him to a coin toss.]]]]
* Hehe, FridgeBrilliance.

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