By The Way, Ophelia Is Pregnant

Crafty Screenwriting

After you read that post, it's as clear as a sign falling from the sky saying, "Duh!" I disagree that Ophelia should be showing though - I think that the consummation happened when Hamlet came back for the funeral. Ophelia's only beginning to be aware of her pregnancy. That can be communicated easily enough.

In fact, only three people ever know that she's pregnant, as I see it: Ophelia herself, Hamlet (at the Mousetrap, he finally figures it out), and Queen Gertrude (when Ophelia splits a crop of rue with her). Could Laertes and Claudius get it in that scene as well? Maybe. This gives so much for the actress playing Ophelia to work with.

Man, Hamlet is da bomb.