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Hamlet

Synopsis
The story in an animated version. All the lines spoken by the characters are Shakespeare’s own. Narrated by Michael Kitchen.
Series
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; Former USSR
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1992
Transmission details
7 Dec 1992 at 19:25 (Channel: BBC2)

Credits

Director
Natalia Orlova
Producer
Dave Edwards
Writer
Leon Garfield
Cast
Nicholas FarrellHamlet
John ShrapnelClaudius
Susan FleetwoodGertrude
John WarnerPolonius
Tilda SwintonOphelia
Dorien ThomasHoratio
John ShrapnelGhost
Michael Kitchen 

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The DVD contains all 12 animated tales in a 3-disk set.
History
First broadcast in the US on HBO 4 July 1993 and included an introduction by Robin Williams.

Production Company

Name

Christmas Films

Name

Soyuzmultfilm

Distributor

Name

Metrodome Distribution

Notes
Specialist distributor of quality, independent films, both theatrically and subsequently on DVD. DVD releases include new films, classic cinema, documentaries, animation, stage adaptations, television programming and historical drama. NB. Metrodome Distribution went into administration in 2016
Name

S4C International

Web
http://www.s4ci.com/english/homepage/index.asp External site opens in new window
Phone
02920 460312
Fax
02920 754444
Address
50 Lambourne Crescent
Llanishen
Cardiff
CF14 5WJ

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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