It is curious that the Danes are so keen to let a crazy woman in to the chamber with their selected monarch and the man they hope he will depose.
A strategic mind would, of course, send her in, in hopes that it would aggravate the case. A strategic mind would recognize the crazy woman as Ophelia and expect that the crazy Ophelia would further enrage Laertes. A strategic mind would absolutely think that this would be end of Claudius.
But these are “The Danes.”
They are a crowd.
They’re a crowd that just broke some doors down.
Can they think strategically?
Someone out there must be thinking. This makes me wonder who out there COULD be thinking and inciting a crowd to send Ophelia in.
Who is left to be the Machiavelli outside the door? And who would be invested in seeing Laertes take Claudius out? Is it Horatio? Is he out there causing trouble?