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Hamlet

Synopsis
A production of Hamlet directed by Trevor Nunn and designed by John Gunter at the Old Vic Theatre. Recorded by V&A Theatre & Performance Collections, National Video Archive of Performance on 3 cameras. Ben Whishaw is Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Jul 2004
Duration
220 mins

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
John Gunter
Cast
Ben WhishawHamlet
Tom MannionClaudius
Samantha WhittakerGertrude
Nicholas JonesPolonius
Edward HughesGuildenstern
Jotham AnnanHoratio
Kevin WathenRosencrantz
Rory KinnearLaertes
Tom MannionGhost

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production ran at the Old Vic 17-31 July 2004.
Awards
Ben Whishaw was nominated for Best Actor in the 2005 Laurence Olivier Awards.
Reviews
http://www.onlinereviewlondon.com/reviews/hamlet4.html’... Trevor Nunn has seen it [the play] afresh, and has given us a Hamlet alive, vivid, utterly cogent, utterly convincing, and utterly modern...' A.C. Grayling.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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