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Learning Zone: Shakespeare - The Play’s the Thing, The

Alternative title
Shakespeare - The Play’s the Thing
Synopsis
Three-part documentary from BBC Learning Zone on how Gregory Doran’s 2008 production of Hamlet with David Tennant in the title role was restaged and filmed for television. In this episode the cast, with comment from Gregory Doran, explain who their characters are in within the play and discuss what they believe to be their motivations. Key scenes in the play are enacted and the cast and Doran discuss their various interpretations.
Series
The Learning Zone
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
20 Dec 2009 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Paul Symonds
Cinematographer
Andy Smith; Oli Russell
Contributor
Gregory Doran
Cast
David TennantHamlet
Patrick StewartClaudius
Penny DownieGertrude
Oliver Ford DaviesPolonius
Mariah GaleOphelia
Edward BennettLaertes
John WoodvinePlayer King
Peter de JerseyHoratio
Sam AlexanderRosencrantz
Tom DaveyGuildenstern

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on television
Related items
Hamlet
Hamlet

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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