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Amleto

Synopsis
Abbreviated version of the play directed by Mario Caserini with Amleto Novelli as Hamlet.
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1910
Duration
c10; c1,000 feet

Credits

Director
Mario Caserini
Cast
Amleto NovelliHamlet
Fernanda Negri PougetOphelia

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The copy held in the BFI National Archive is incomplete (556ft, 6mins) with German titles. The first 119ft consist of fragments of several scenes. The scenes are outlined in Walking Shadows.
General
Cines produced versions of Hamlet in 1908 and 1910. The Museum of Modern Art holds a print of the 1908 version.
Reviews
McKernan, Luke and Olwen Terris. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. London: BFI, 1994 (p.45). Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (p. 107, 328-9). Ball cites Hamlet as being played by Dante Capelli.

Production Company

Name

Cines

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

Museum of Modern Art

Email
fsc@moma.org
Web
http://www.moma.org External site opens in new window
Phone
9212) 708-9613
Address
Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019-5497

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