Hamlet - 1980 - DVD


This richly costumed production maintains all the tension of a murder mystery as it examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt and death. The director's innovative film technique creates an intimate performance that succeeds extremely well on small as well as large screens. Hamlet, the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, is considered the greatest challenge for an actor. Derek Jacobi is a superb choice in the rigorous tradition of Shakespeare acting.

About BBC Shakespeare: In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.

Derek Jacobi as Hamlet
Patrick Stewart as Claudius
Eric Porter as Polonius
Claire Bloom as Gertrude
Lalla Ward as Ophelia

Director: Rodney Bennett

Format: DVD
Year: 1980
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 3hr 30min
Rating: N/A

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