A Danish prince and university student avenges his father's murder by his uncle, who stole the crown and married his mother.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
MacIntyre Dixon ...
Francisco / Gravedigger / Player
...
...
Marcellus / Sailor / Player
...
Robert Murch ...
...
...
...
Michael Cumpsty ...
...
...
Philip Goodwin ...
...
Clement Fowler ...
Tanny McDonald ...
Edit

Storyline

This is a Great Performances presentation of Joseph Papp's 1990 New York Shakespeare Festival production of the play. Hamlet returns from university for his father's funeral to find his uncle married to his mother. Prompted by his father's ghost, Hamlet carries out his investigation and revenge. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

student | play | funeral | revenge | prince | See All (90) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1990 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Amleto (1910) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good stagey version
10 November 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews



The best of the stagey Hamlets I've seen, as opposed to the Gibson and Branagh really dedicated movie versions. I expected even better from Kline though; if he was pushing a new interpretation, I missed it completely. It was, after all, stagey, and pretty much standard in reading.

The disturbing thing is that I thought the Player King in his Priam speech was more natural than the outer play. I found that spellbinding and enlightening in a speech - sadly shortened - that I'd never paid

attention to before. I guess that's the stage for you, though.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley
Discuss Hamlet (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?