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  1. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (2008 Film)

    aka: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead

    Director
    Julian Galland
    Producer
    Julian Galland; Mike Landry; Carlos Velasquez; Russell Terlecki

    Independent comedy/vampire film. Julian Marsh (Hoffman) is an out of work lothario who accepts a job directing a bizarre, off-Broadway adaptation of Hamlet. After casting his best friend and his...

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  2. Prince of Denmark Hill (1997 Television)

    Director
    Adam Rowley
    Producer
    John Akass

    Fiction short. A contemporary reworking (as a black comedy) of Hamlet, set in South London gangland. Revolving around a game of Russian Roulette between Keith and Dave at the wedding reception of the...

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  3. Theatre of Blood (1973 Film)

    Director
    Douglas Hickox
    Producer
    John Kahn; Stanley Mann

    Feature film. Spoof horror picture in which a ham Shakespearean actor, Edward Lionheart, takes revenge on eight critics who have ridiculed his performances. He engineers a series of elaborate murders....

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  4. Quella Sporca Storia Nel West (1968 Film)

    aka: Johnny Hamlet

    Director
    Enzo G. Castellari
    Producer
    Elio Scardamaglia; Ugo Guerra

    Feature film. A spaghetti western based loosely on Hamlet but with a happier ending. Johnny Hamilton is a Confederate general in the Civil War and returns to Ranch Elsenor to discover that his father Chester...

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  5. Hollow Crown, The (1965 Video)

    Director
    Charles Dubin
    Producer
    Anthony Havelock-Allan; David Susskind; Daniel Melnick

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s chronicle of the English monarchy from Saxon times, with musical interludes. The readings are from literary works in the public domain and were compiled by John Barton.

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  6. Command Performer, The (1960 Television)

    Series
    Arthur’s Treasured Volumes
    Producer
    Bill Ward

    Sitcom. Each programme in the series took the form of a comedy dramatisation of a book which Anthea Askey would pull down from a shelf apparently at random. Each week the cast changed except Arthur Mullard...

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  7. Rest ist Schweigen, Der (1959 Film)

    aka: Rest is Silence, The

    Director
    Helmut Kaeutner
    Producer
    Werner Ludwig

    Feature film. A modern reworking of Hamlet set in post-war Germany. A young intellectual, John, grieves for his father whose died in mysterious circumstances. His father’s business is taken over by his...

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  8. Hermia and Helena (06/0 Film)

    Director
    Matias Piñeiro
    Producer
    Andrew Adair; Jake Perlin; Melanie Schapiro; Graham Swon

    A young Argentine theatre director, Camila, leaves Buenos Aires to take up an artists residency in New York. As she undertakes a Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" she...

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