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Why is it ironic that Claudius encourages Hamlet’s participation with the players?
Because he does not care for the theatre himself but applauds Hamlet’s engagement in some distracting activity.
Because he thinks Hamlet is an excessively dramatic person and perfect for involvement in the theatre.
Because both he and Gertrude think the other loves the theatre, but they are both incorrect.
Because the performance Hamlet has staged is designed to elicit a guilty response from Claudius.
Because Claudius is the character with the most theatrical experience, and Hamlet has very little.