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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 November 1980 (USA)
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge. Written by Kathy Li

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  »

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Derek Jacobi would later play; again with the Royal Shakespeare Company; the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1985), as translated by Anthony Burgess. In that translation, Cyrano's list of insults to his nose ends with "And finally, with tragic sighs and cries, the language finely wrought and deeply felt, 'Oh, that this too, too solid nose would melt,'" a parody of Hamlet's first speech, which begins with "Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt." See more »

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The best of the Hamlets
7 January 2000 | by (Hoosierland, USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen all the film interpretations of Hamlet, from Sir Lawrence Olivier to Mel Gibson (gasp). Derek Jacobi captures the true essence of the character, from the beginning to the brutal climax. Superb acting all around. This one should not be missed.


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