What did you enact?

Does Hamlet already know that Polonius played Caesar?
Is he just winding him up to watch him go?
Or perhaps giving him a great set up, playing the straight man, as it were, giving Polonius the opportunity to talk about his glory days as Julius Caesar once again.
Maybe winding him up for an audience. For the King . . .maybe it gives him particular pleasure to have Polonius evoke the name of a ruler who ended up assassinated by his friends? Maybe it’s a little pre-show show – a little preview of the more pointed drama.

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