Prologue: "But this I say, no hesitation, Will never knew of meditation!"
Queen Elizabeth is displeased with the Bard's script for Romeo and Juliet.
To Shakespeare's horror, the Queen rips up his manuscript.
The Queen delights in Shakespeare's distress.
The Queen commands the Bard to write a new tragedy within a week.
Glumly, Shakespeare gathers the torn pieces of his manuscript.
A member of Shakespeare's theatre troupe gives him the idea for Hamlet.
The players bow down to the Queen.
Ophelia and Hamlet exchange a glance.
The players sing "It's for her Royal Majesty".
Mrs Shakespeare tries to persuade her husband to write a comedy instead of a tragedy.
Mrs Shakespeare wants her husband to ignore the Queen's command.
But it's too late. The Bard is convinced that Hamlet will be his greatest triumph.
Hamlet in pensive mood. "To be or not to be?"
"Get thee to a nunnery!" Hamlet rejects Ophelia's declaration of love for him.
Ophelia is grief stricken by Hamlet's rejection.
Life without Hamlet seems pointless for this broken-hearted girl.
But Mrs Shakespeare is determined to rescue Ophelia from her fate.
In a spectacular transformation, Ophelia becomes "Lady Raga".
Shakespeare tells Hamlet how he has to die in this new tragedy he is writing.
The Bard tries to finish his new script within the time limit set by the Queen.
Ophelia begs Shakespeare to change her character, but the Bard is indifferent to her plea.
On her knees, Ophelia praises the Bard's skill, in an effort to change his mind.
The Bard tries to seduce Ophelia by inviting her to his casting couch.
Ophelia angrily twists Shakespeare's nose in response to his advances.
The Queen is about to lose her crown, and with it her whole identity.
Gangnam Style! The cast breaks into a fast dance routine.
Hamlet and Ophelia discover their love for each other.
It seems for a moment they will escape their doomed fate.
Shakespeare and his wife are apprehensive as the Queen reappears.
But the Queen is now a transformed woman and is no longer interested in tragedy.
The final song: Ophelia, the Bard and his wife join in the chorus.
Everyone in the cast sings the final song.
"...And that's the end of the show!"
Photo-call for Hamlet, Ophelia, the Bard and Queen Elizabeth.