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Title Hamlet, Prince of Denmark [videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; a BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Rodney Bennett.

Imprint New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    822.33 S7 HAM    Available
Description 1 videodisc (222 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. Tragedy
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. Ambrose Video. 2000.
Note Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Credits Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; videotape editor, David Hillier.
Cast Derek Jacobi (Hamlet), Claire Bloom (Gertrude), Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Eric Porter (Polonius), Lalla Ward (Ophelia), David Robb (Laertes), Patrick Allen (Ghost of Hamlet's Father), Robert Swann (Horatio), Jonathan Hyde (Rosencrantz), Geoffrey Bateman (Guildenstern), Emrys James (First Player (King)), Jason Kemp (Second Player (Queen)), Geoffrey Beevers (Third Player (Lucianus)), Bill Homewood (Player in the mime, King), Peter Richards (Player in the mime, Queen), Terence McGinity (Player in the mime, Murderer), Peter Burroughs (Player), Stuart Fell (Player), Ian Charleson (Fortinbras), Tim Wylton (First Gravedigger), Peter Benson (Second Gravedigger), Paul Humpoletz (Marcellus), Niall Padden (Bernardo), Christopher Baines (Francisco), John Humphry (Voltemand), John Sterland (Cornelius), Peter Gale (Osric), Raymond Mason (Reynaldo), Dan Meaden (Norwegian Captain), Iain Blair (Sailor), Reginald Jessup (Messenger), Michael Poole (Priest), David Henry (English Ambassador).
Event Taped Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Summary A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
System Details DVD.
System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television plays
Television adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Messina, Cedric
Bennett, Rodney
Jacobi, Derek
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Porter, Eric, 1928-1995-
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Allen, Patrick, 1927-2006
James, Emrys, 1930-1989
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Time-Life Television
Ambrose Video Publishing
Note Title on disc label: Hamlet
Added Title BBC TV Shakespeare (Television program)
Standard No. 739815002434

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