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.
Did You Know?
This is the second time for B. H. Barry to choreograph the fighting for Hamlet. He had done so before for the version of Hamlet in the BBC TV Shakespeare series starring Derek Jacobi in the title role. See more
Both Laertes and Gertrude, after they are slain, can be seen breathing visibly. See more
Version of Hamlet: An Introduction