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Hamlet

Synopsis
Study extracts. 1) the ghost of Hamlet’s father on the battlements (6 min); 2) Hamlet’s ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy; ‘Get thee to a nunnery’ scene; preparations for the visiting players performance (7 min); 3) Sword fight between Laertes and Hamlet (9 min). With Adeline Bourne as the queen of Denmark and Gertrude Elliott as Ophelia.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1913
Availability
Hire

Credits

Director
E. Hay Plumb
Producer
Cecil Hepworth
Cast
Johnston Forbes-RobertsonHamlet
Adeline BourneGertrude
Gertrude ElliottOphelia
Walter Ringham 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Please note that the full-length version of the film is not in commercial distribution but may be viewed at the BFI National Archive and is catalogued separately.
Documentation
Please note that the full-length version of the film is not in distribution.

Production Company

Name

Hepworth Manufacturing Company

Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/help-faq/film-bookings External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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