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Hamlet

Synopsis
A re-staging for television of Gregory Doran’s 2008 RSC production of Hamlet first staged at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon with David Tennant reprising his performance in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
2009
Notes
The DVD has an audio commentary and a 35 minute documentary on the making of the production.

The production from the PBS broadcast can be streamed at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/hamlet/watch-the film/980/ but NOT in Canada. (accessed 6/2010).
Documentation
The website www.bbc.co.uk/hamlet includes:
a teacher’s guide from the RSC; key scenes explained; actors talking about their roles;
lots of examples of Hamlet on film and on the RSC stage; behind the scenes footage; summaries of plot, scene and character on BBC Bitesize
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles
Related items
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet: Interview with Patrick Stewart
Shakepseare - From Stage to Screen
Shakepseare - The Play’s the Thing
Shakespeare - From Page to Stage

Online availability

URI
www.bbc.co.uk/hamlet

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Producer
John Wyver
Cinematographer
Chris Seager
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paul Englishby
Production Design
Robert Jones
Cast
Andrea Harris 
David Ajala 
David Tennant 
Edward Bennett 
Ewen Cummins 
Jim Hooper 
John Woodvine 
Keith Osborn 
Mariah Gale 
Mark Hadfield 
Oliver Ford Davies 
Patrick Stewart 
Penny Downie 
Peter de Jersey 
Riann Steele 
Ricky Champ 
Robert Curtis 
Roderick Smith 
Ryan Gage 
Sam Alexander 
Samuel Dutton 
Tom Davey 
Zoe Thorne 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

BBC Store

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