Dr Anders is lecturing his students on' Hamlet'. As he goes along, he can't avoid thoughts about his own life. He identifies the mysterious nature of Hamlet as the unfathomable nature of our own existence. He tells the group 'There has been a death' but his reference is private. He, like Hamlet, is haunted by ghosts; only they are the questions he keeps asking himself. The listening students are perplexed. Is Dr. Anders referring to the collapse of his marriage; the play or has he actually done something more sinister? All that is clear is the tragic sense of plans going wrong. The rest is silence.