Demented by grief at Polonius's death, Ophelia drowns while wandering Elsinore, though it is unclear whether it was suicide or an accident exacerbated by her madness.
Claudius, fearing for his life, orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to accompany Hamlet to England with a sealed letter to the English king requesting that Hamlet be executed upon arrival.
When the traveling players present their play, Gertrude makes this statement about the Player Queen.
He escapes by negotiating with pirates who attack his England-bound ship.
Yorick is the dead court jester whose skull is exhumed by the gravedigger in Act 5, Scene 1, of the play.
Claudius makes this observation after Polonius is murdered and Ophelia is driven to madness by her grief.
A foppish courtier, Osric, delivers Laertes' fencing challenge to Hamlet. Hamlet, despite Horatio's pleas, accepts the challenge.
When Hamlet pulls ahead in the fencing match by two hits to none, Gertrude raises a toast to him using the poisoned glass of wine Claudius had set aside for Hamlet.
Laertes slashes Hamlet with his poisoned blade.
During the scuffle, they switch weapons and Hamlet wounds Laertes with his own poisoned sword.