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Great Hamlets, The

Alternative title
To Be Hamlet
Synopsis
Trevor Nunn, Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, interviews actors about their interpretations of Hamlet. Program 1 (55 mins) investigates major scenes through actor commentary and production excerpts. Nunn then interviews each actor about the source of their interpretation. Part 2 (56 mins) discusses the psychological dynamics of Hamlet, the oedipul conflict and Hamlet’s madness, feigned or real.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1985
Duration
111 mins

Credits

Director
Derek Bailey
Producer
Joseph Wisby
Contributor
Trevor Nunn
Cast
Vittorio GassmanHamlet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hamlet (character)

Notes

Notes
Available from Films for the Humanities on VHS or DVD within the USA and Canada only.

Production Company

Name

ABC Enterprises

Name

Landseer

Name

RM Productions

Name

Wishupon Productions

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA
Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

Online Retailer

Name

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Email
custserv.@films.com
Web
http://ffh.films.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
+1 609 671 0266
Address
132 West 31st Street, 17th Floor
New York
NY 10001
USA
Notes
Films for the Humanities & Sciences is part of the US-based Films Media Group and specialises in selling programmes aimed at the HE and FE education and training market. The collection has thousands of titles and a range of separate subject catalogues is available in pdf format at http://ffh.films.com/landing.aspx?show=Catalogs/catalog_FFH.htm. Sale on video/DVD or online viewing via the Films on Demand service.

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