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Hamlet (1980)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production shot entirely in a studio with Derek Jacobi as Hamlet and Claire Bloom as Gertrude.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1980
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry). The VHS version was deleted in March 2004 and has been replaced by the DVD version.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Hamlet
Hamlet

Online availability

URI
https://store.bbc.com/collections/shakespeare-at-the-bbc
Price
£3.99
Delivery
Download

Credits

Director
Rodney Bennett
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Lloyd-Jones; Dudley Simpson
Costume
Barbara Kronig
Art Direction
Don Homfray
Contributor
Alan Shallcross
Cast
Bill Homewood 
Christopher Baines 
Claire Bloom 
Dan Meaden 
David Henry 
David Robb 
Derek Jacobi 
Emrys James 
Eric Porter 
Geoffrey Bateman 
Geoffrey Beevers 
Iain Blair 
Ian Charleson 
Jason Kemp 
John Humphry 
John Sterland 
Jonathan Hyde 
Lalla Ward 
Michael Poole 
Niall Padden 
Patrick Allen 
Patrick Stewart 
Paul Humpoletz 
Peter Benson 
Peter Burroughs 
Peter Gale 
Peter Richards 
Raymond Mason 
Reginald Jessup 
Robert Swann 
Styart Fell 
Terence McGinity 
Tim Wylton 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
217 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor

Name

BBC Store

Web
https://store.bbc.com/ External site opens in new window
Notes
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