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Title Hamlet, Prince of Denmark [videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; a BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Rodney Bennett.

Imprint New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  822.33 S7H18 2001    ---  Dnx Lost
Description 1 videodisc (222 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. Tragedy
System Details DVD.
Cast Derek Jacobi (Hamlet), Claire Bloom (Gertrude), Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Eric Porter (Polonius), Lalla Ward (Ophelia), David Robb (Laertes), Patrick Allen (Ghost of Hamlet's Father), Robert Swann (Horatio), Jonathan Hyde (Rosencrantz), Geoffrey Bateman (Guildenstern), Emrys James (First Player (King)), Jason Kemp (Second Player (Queen)), Geoffrey Beevers (Third Player (Lucianus)), Bill Homewood (Player in the mime, King), Peter Richards (Player in the mime, Queen), Terence McGinity (Player in the mime, Murderer), Peter Burroughs (Player), Stuart Fell (Player), Ian Charleson (Fortinbras), Tim Wylton (First Gravedigger), Peter Benson (Second Gravedigger), Paul Humpoletz (Marcellus), Niall Padden (Bernardo), Christopher Baines (Francisco), John Humphry (Voltemand), John Sterland (Cornelius), Peter Gale (Osric), Raymond Mason (Reynaldo), Dan Meaden (Norwegian Captain), Iain Blair (Sailor), Reginald Jessup (Messenger), Michael Poole (Priest), David Henry (English Ambassador).
Credits Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; videotape editor, David Hillier.
Note Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
Event Taped Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Note DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
System Details System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Summary A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
Subject Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Television plays.
English drama (Tragedy) -- Film and video adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations.
Genre/Form Tragedies.
Television adaptations.
Added Author Messina, Cedric, 1920-1993.
Bennett, Rodney, 1935-2017.
Jacobi, Derek.
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Porter, Eric, 1928-1995.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Allen, Patrick, 1927-2006.
James, Emrys, 1930-1989.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time-Life Television.
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Note Title on disc label: Hamlet
Added Title BBC TV Shakespeare (Television program)
Standard No. 739815002434

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