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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Author: Cedric MessinaRodney BennettDerek JacobiClaire BloomPatrick StewartAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., [2002]
Series: Tragedies of William Shakespeare; Shakespeare plays.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which 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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction television programs
Televised performances
Filmed plays
Television adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Messina; Rodney Bennett; Derek Jacobi; Claire Bloom; Patrick Stewart; Eric Porter; Lalla Ward; David Robb; Patrick Allen; Robert Swann; Jonathan Hyde; Geoffrey Bateman; Emrys James; Jason Kemp; Geoffrey Beevers; Bill Homewood; Terence McGinity; Peter Burroughs; Stuart Fell; Ian Charleson; Tim Wylton; Peter Benson; Paul Humpoletz; Niall Padden; Christopher Baines; Peter Gale; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Time-Life Television.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 74925195
Language Note: Optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1980.
Digitally restored masters of the classic BBC production of Shakespeare's plays; issued as part of the Dramatic works of William Shakespeare, Tragedy collection in 2002.
Special features: About Ambrose; List of plays; Previews.
Credits: Fight arranger, B.H. Barry ; music adviser, David Lloyd-Jones ; mime music, James Tyler ; title music, Sir William Walton ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; literary consultant, John Wilders ; senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; videotape editor, David Hillier ; make-up artist, Pam Meager ; costume designer, Barbara Kronig ; sound, Chick Anthony ; lighting, Sam Barclay ; script editor, Alan Shallcross ; designer, Don Homfray.
Performer(s): 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 (1st player-King), Jason Kemp (2nd player-Queen), Geoffrey Beevers (3rd player-Lucianus), Bill Homewood (Mime Player-King), Peter Richards (Mime Player-Queen), Terence McGinity (Mime Player-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).
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 222 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Tragedies of William Shakespeare; Shakespeare plays.
Other Titles: Hamlet
Prince of Denmark
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Rodney Bennett ; a BBC-TV Production in association with Time-Life Television.

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Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which 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.

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