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Title:
Hamlet [videorecording]

Hamlet
Author:
Wyver, John.
ISBN:
9780780660892
Publication Information:
[England] : BBC ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 182 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title:
Hamlet [videorecording]
General Note:
Widescreen presentation.

Based on the play by William Shakespeare.

Special features: Audio commentary with Gregory Doran, Sebastian Grant and Chris Seager; the making of Hamlet.
Abstract:
This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.
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David Tennant and Patrick Stewart star in this critically acclaimed production of Shakespeares masterpiece from Britains renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Tennant's interpretation was recognized as defining the role for a generation, and Stewarts complex Claudius won the Olivier award, Britains highest stage honor. In this specially-shot screen version, filmed on location rather than in the theater, Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.