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Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Synopsis
Experimental version of Hamlet directed by Oscar Redding with Richard Pyros in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2007
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor known (6/2008)

Credits

Director
Oscar Redding
Producer
Aleks Radovic; Oscar Redding; Richard Pyros
Cinematographer
Abi Wenger
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Richard PyrosHamlet
Steve MouzakisClaudius
Heather BoltonGertrude
Brian LipsonPolonius
Beth BuckananOphelia
Adrian MulraneyPlayer King
Craig RobinsonRosencrantz
Guy KableOsric
Isaac DrandrichGuildenstern
John Francis HowardGravedigger
Murfyn OwenGhost
Richard PyrosHoratio
Steve CleminsPriest
Torquel NelsonLaertes

Additional Details

Theatre company
Poor Theatre Company
Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The film is based on the Poor Theatre Company’s 2004 stage version, which Redding also directed, performed at an abandoned Sydney Road shop front to a maximum audience of 15. The film was shot in 38 hours and at night in the back alleys of Melbourne.
History
Debut film. First screened at the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival
Reviews
Realtime. April/May 2008. p. 19

Production Company

Name

Poor Theatre

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