A man discovers a human skull, and instantly recognizes a man he once knew, someone called Yorick. He remembers that Yorick always played with him, made him laugh, and gave him piggy back rides…
Helena is talking to her best friend, Hernia. Helena thinks her friend is prettier than she. She complains that you can catch sickness from someone else, but you can’t catch beauty.
The King’s name is Henry, and his wife the Queen is called Margaret.
The King has a close friend named Gloucester, but no-one trusts Gloucester any more and he is taken away to prison.
As Gloucester leaves, he tells the King how sad he is. But Queen Margaret thinks that Gloucester’s sadness is not real, and says he is like a crocodile, crying fake tears.