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National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Synopsis
Stage recording of the 2015 production of Hamlet, directed by Lyndsey Turner with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production was staged at the Barbican and filmed by NT Live to cinemas.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Oct 2015
Duration
205 mins

Credits

Director
Lyndsey Turner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jon Hopkins
Production Design
Es Devlin
Costume
Katrina Lindsay
Cast
Benedict CumberbatchHamlet
Ciaran HindsClaudius
Anastasia HilleGertrude
Jim NortonPolonius
Sian BrookeOphelia
Barry AirdSoldier
Colin HaighMessenger
Colin HaighPriest
Dan ParrBarnardo
Diveen HenryPlayer Queen
Dwane WalcottMarcellus
Eddie ArnoldServant
Eddie ArnoldCaptain
Karl JohnsonGravedigger
Karl JohnsonGhost
Kobna Holdbrook-SmithLaertes
Leo BillHoratio
Matthew SteerGuildenstern
Morag SillerVoltemand
Nigel CarringtonCornelius
Ruairi ConaghanPlayer King
Rudi DharmalingamGuildenstern
Sergo VaresFortinbras

Additional Details

Theatre
Barbican Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
"But while it was good, it was not great. Speeches were rearranged, certain words were "updated", and the production was generally too shouty and melodramatic to convey the proper poetry and pensiveness of Shakespeare’s text...". [Extract from user comment on IMDb, accessed 11/2015].

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
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Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
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UK

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