Did the pirates get their good turn? Did they ask for it in time? Was it a favor in the future or something Hamlet could do for them as soon as they set him back on Denmark’s shores?
I picture them turning up in the final scene – all ready to capitalize on their favor from the prince. They’re all pirated up with peglegs and parrots and kerchiefs and swords. They’ve made their way from the dock to the castle – passed the players on their way out. And then they get to the castle and find that their favor is dead on the ground.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, from the pirates perspective.
A Yo Ho Ho Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.