The name may be a reference to Lucius in the Brutus legend, a source for Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, itself a candidate source for Hamlet.Plays the role similar to Claudius and kills the king by pouring poison into his ear.This work outlines several courtly rules, specifically advising royal retainers to amuse their masters with inventive language.The Players are a company of actors who arrive at Elsinore Castle.
(This character is called "Ostricke" in the Second Quarto.) Osric, as well as Polonius, attempts to engage with Hamlet in the elaborate, witty discourse, fully consistent with Baldassare Castiglione's 1528 work, The Courtier. John Rollett, Dr Roger Stritmatter, and Lee Tudor-Pole. Members are interested in all aspects of composition, performance and publication, and the plays’ possible audiences.References to the First Quarto and First Folio are marked Hamlet "Q1" and Hamlet "F1", respectively, and are taken from the Arden Shakespeare "Hamlet: the texts of 16" (Thompson and Taylor, 2006b).Their referencing system for "Q1" has no act breaks, so 7.115 means scene 7, line 115.