His name is Polonius, except in the First Quarto when his name's Corambis. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern also act as advisors in a way. They're basically summoned by Claudius to be advisors on Hamlet's mental state.
The cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - 1938 includes: Madge Brindley as Queen Gertrude Erik Chitty as Guildenstern Grahame Clifford as King Claudius Alexis France as Ophelia Peter Ridgeway as Hamlet Leonard Sachs as Rosencrantz Connaught Stanleigh as First Player… Full Answer
They were sent for specifically to spy on Hamlet and report to the king and queen. Spies generally do not like the people they are spying on to know it. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern would have an easier time getting unguarded… Full Answer
In Tom Stoppard's play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Ros and Guil have a difficult time remembering their own names. They know they are one of Rosencrantz or Guildenstern, but are not sure which. Viewers of Shakespeare's Hamlet often have… Full Answer
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are bit parts in Shakespere's tragedy "Hamlet", who attempt to ingratiate themselves to Hamlet so as to spy on him. When Hamlet discovers their treachery, Hamlet leaves Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to die in a shipwreck.
Within the castle, Claudius and Gertrude welcome Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two of Hamlet's friends from Wittenberg. Increasingly concerned about Hamlet's erratic behavior and his apparent inability to recover from his father's death, the king and queen have summoned his friends… Full Answer
They're not that similar. Guildenstern admits to Hamlet that they were sent for. Not Rosencrantz. Guildenstern jokes with Hamlet. Rosencrantz doesn't. Hamlet takes Guildenstern aside for the "recorder lesson" after the 'Mousetrap' play. Not Rosencrantz. More could be mentioned. When… Full Answer
Claudius sent with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern an order to the king of England to have Hamlet put to death. I assume this is the "murderous commission" you are talking about. Hamlet finds it and substitutes another which is worded just… Full Answer
Hamlet suspects that Rosencrants and Guildenstern have not met with him to give him company and be good friends, but rather to find out the cause of Hamlet's madness. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern prove to be more loyal to King Claudius… Full Answer