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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 .... production coordinator
 

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180 min
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Patrick Stewart has played Claudius before, nearly three decades before this production, opposite Derek Jacobi as Hamlet.See more »
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Version of Hamlet (1976)See more »

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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Better than Branagh?, 16 May 2010
Author: spinzgirl from United States

After seeing Branagh's version years ago, I honestly never thought it could be improved upon. However, while that version relied heavily on pageantry, this one thrives on the script. I may have minimal theater experience, but I do have an English degree and felt that this was a wonderful interpretation of the play. The difficult thing for many people is, having seen it performed before, cannot re-imagine it any other way. It's a shame to hear some of the reviewers bash the actors when we all know that no two Hamlets are (or should ever be) the same. Who's to say how it was performed during Shakespeare's time? That's the beauty of the play. In a time of constant Hollywood remakes where the original is available to be seen and borrowed from, the RSC has made it fresh and new again. I hung on the words as if hearing them for the first time, and in some cases thought of them in an entirely different fashion. Plus, as a long-time Dr. Who and Star Trek fan, it didn't feel as if I was watching the Doctor or Captain Picard performing. The staging was quite brilliant as well; it didn't distract or become a character in and of itself. The rest of the cast performed quite well and should be celebrated also.

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