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The great Hamlets

Author: Derek BaileyJoseph WishyTrevor NunnLaurence OlivierBen KingsleyAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first program, Trevor Nunn discusses the various forms of Shakespeare's character, Hamlet. In the second program, Trevor Nunn delves into the underlying dynamics of the play, the psychological aspects of Hamlet, the oedipal conflict, Hamlet's madness, and the political questions raised in the play. Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Bailey; Joseph Wishy; Trevor Nunn; Laurence Olivier; Ben Kingsley; Maximilian Schell; R.M. Productions.; Wishupon Productions.; ABC Video Enterprises.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52226260
Notes: Film originally made in 1985.
"DVD video"--'Disc surfaces and containers.
Credits: Camera, Alastair Cameron, Antonio Climati, Philipe Bessy ; music, Ken Howard and Zack Lawrence ; film editor, Gregory Harris.
Performer(s): Introduced and narrated by Trevor Nunn.
Description: 2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a presentation of Wishupon Productions Inc. ; produced by ABC Enterprises Inc. in co-operation with R.M Productions Ltd. London ; director, Derek Bailey ; conceived & produced by Joseph Wishy.

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In the first program, Trevor Nunn discusses the various forms of Shakespeare's character, Hamlet. In the second program, Trevor Nunn delves into the underlying dynamics of the play, the psychological aspects of Hamlet, the oedipal conflict, Hamlet's madness, and the political questions raised in the play. Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell. Describes their thoughts about the role, how to play it, and why it is such a great challenge.

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