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Hamlet

Synopsis
David Tennant talks about Hamlet, the play and the character. Tennant advises actors playing the role to "rid yourself of the baggage and tell the story".

Excerpts:
HAMLET (1948). d. Olivier
HAMLET (1990) d. Zeffirelli
HAMLET (BBC, 2009). d. Doran

There are also rehearsals of the final scene from a RADA production and a production at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, staged for the programme, directed by Simon Usher.

Contributors: Jonathan Bate, Simon Russell Beale, Justin Champion, Michael Dobson, Gregory Doran, Marjorie Garber, Stephen Greenblatt, Jude Law, David Warner, Ben Whishaw
Series
Shakespeare Uncovered
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
17 Jul 2012 at 23:20 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Nicola Stockley
Producer
Nicola Stockley
Contributor
Ben Whishaw; David Tennant; David Warner; Gregory Doran; Jonathan Bate; Jude Law; Justin Champion; Marjorie Garber; Michael Dobson; Simon Russell Beale; Stephen Greenblatt
Cast
Jack FarthingHamlet
James GarnonClaudius
Valerie GoganGertrude
James GarnonGhost
Tom LawrenceHoratio
Tom LawrenceFrancisco

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Hamlet (character)
Related items
Prefaces to Shakespeare

Notes

Notes
The six episodes in this series are available as a 2-disc DVD from MovieMail and other retailers with the title PREFACES TO SHAKESPEARE. The DVD is catalogued separately on this database. The series is also released on DVD (Region 1) by PBS and sold as a 2-DVD set with the MY SHAKESPEARE series under the general title of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED.

Production Company

Name

116 Films

Name

Blakeway Productions

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Thirteen/WNET

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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Online Retailer

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PBS Shop

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