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23 April 2010 (USA) See more »
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Gregory Doran 
 
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William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Seb Grant .... producer
David Horn .... executive producer: Thirteen for wnet.org
Bethan Jones .... executive producer: BBC
Taro Teraoka .... executive producer: NHK
Denise Wood .... executive producer: Royal Shakespeare Company
John Wyver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Englishby 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Cranstoun 
 
Casting by
Sam Jones 
 
Production Design by
Robert Jones 
 
Art Direction by
James Hendy 
 
Makeup Department
Lucybelle Thompson .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clare Bradbury .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennie Fava .... second assistant director
Ben Rogers .... third assistant director
Toni Staples .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Clive Derbyshire .... sound mixer
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Scott Peters .... special effects floor supervisor
 
Stunts
Terry King .... fight director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Beaumont .... gaffer
John Ellis Evans .... focus puller
Nye Jones .... digital imaging technician
Benjamin Michael Wearing .... camera trainee
Chris Williams .... clapper loader
 
Editorial Department
Laura M. Kettle .... assistant editor
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist
 
Music Department
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Kate Andrews .... production runner
Ellie Kurttz .... stills photography
Ed Macdonald .... production runner
Jayne Spooner .... script supervisor (2009)
Kirsty Urquhart-Davies .... production coordinator (as Kirsty Urquhart)
 

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Both of Patrick Stewart's stints as Claudius have been opposite Time Lords from the TV show "Doctor Who" - his first production being opposite Derek Jacobi, who played The Master on Doctor Who, and the 2008 production opposite David Tennant, the tenth man to play The Doctor.See more »
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Version of He Wanted to Become King (1967)See more »

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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
One of the better Hamlets, 9 May 2010
Author: oldgirl from USA

No matter how many times I see Hamlet (and I've seen it a LOT), I always seem to be in directorial mode, mostly to the detriment of what I'm watching. This is one of only two Hamlets where I was capable of actually watching the PLAY, rather than the director's mistakes. Tennant's very tense and tightly-wound Prince exhibits a pain and obtusion almost excruciating to watch. The contemporary gloss (LOVED those black interiors, shiny floors, endless reaches of doors and columns and the infinite dark starkness) doesn't feel superficial and does not distract at all from the text, unless you're one of those Renaissance Purists. Patrick Stewart's Claudius was slick, smooth, menacing, and (oddly enough), almost touchingly revealing. This production's Queen Gertrude had that haggard, 'wanna be young' angst seen in so many truly beautiful women once they hit fifty -- and I liked that she seemed to age as the battalions of misfortune kept coming in waves. Most importantly, I liked that the director allowed the TEXT to take center stage, rather than some radical new interpretational agenda. For once, a director that allows the audience to draw their own conclusions.

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