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Hamlet

Synopsis
Mark Lawson talks to Gregory Doran and Patrick Stewart at the National Film Theatre following a preview screening of Doran’s televised production of Hamlet with David Tennant in the title role and Patrick Stewart as Claudius. Doran talks about directing a stage production for television (citing MACBETH which he directed with Antony Sher as Macbeth) where he wants to re-create the immediacy of watching a stage production. He values the programme as an archival record. Patrick Stewart says stage acting is about action while film acting is about thinking; he speaks of his initial nervousness when acting in front of a camera. Doran notes that filming in HD gives a more cinematic look to the programme.
Series
In Conversation
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
14 Dec 2009
Duration
11:35

Credits

Contributor
Gregory Doran; Mark Lawson; Patrick Stewart

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Site accessed 4/2011.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bfi.org.uk/live/video/259

Production Company

Name

British Film Institute

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