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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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

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Additional Authors
  • Messina, Cedric
  • Bennett, Rodney, 1935-2017
  • Jacobi, Derek
  • Bloom, Claire, 1931-
  • Porter, Eric, 1928-1995
  • Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
  • Allen, Patrick, 1927-2006
  • James, Emrys, 1928-1989
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
  • Time-Life Television.
  • Ambrose Video Publishing.
Description
1 videodisc (222 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Series Statement
  • The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. Tragedy
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England)
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 2014 (Pearson). 2000. Ambrose Video.
Uniform Title
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Alternative Title
Hamlet
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television plays.
  • Television adaptations.
  • Tragedies.
  • Televised performances.
Note
  • Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
  • DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
  • Lacks script.
Credits (note)
  • Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; videotape editor, David Hillier.
Performer (note)
  • 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 (note)
  • Taped Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
  • System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Language (note)
  • Optional English subtitles.
Call Number
NCOX 2259
OCLC
45687469
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, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]
Series
The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. Tragedy
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 2014 (Pearson). 2000. Ambrose Video.
System Details
DVD.
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).
Credits
Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; videotape editor, David Hillier.
Event
Taped Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
System Details
System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Language
Optional English subtitles.
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Added Author
Messina, Cedric, producer.
Bennett, Rodney, 1935-2017, director.
Jacobi, Derek, actor.
Bloom, Claire, 1931- actor.
Porter, Eric, 1928-1995, actor.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940- actor.
Allen, Patrick, 1927-2006, actor.
James, Emrys, 1928-1989, actor.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time-Life Television.
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Added Title
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Research Call Number
NCOX 2259
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