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Three Days of Hamlet (2012)

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A Hamlet-based fantasy documentary about fathers and sons, mothers and uncles, nature and nurture.


Alex Hyde-White
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Complete credited cast:
Alex Hyde-White ... Ghost / Son
Tom Badal Tom Badal ... Claude
Richard Chamberlain ... Polonius
Iva Hasperger ... Ophelia
Stefanie Powers ... Gert
Chuma Gault ... Horatio (as Chuma Hunter-Gault)
Peter Woodward ... Lee
Joseph Culp ... Dogman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenna Brighton Jenna Brighton ... Bernardo
Liane Curtis ... Herself
Keith Ducklin Keith Ducklin ... Reynaldo
Brian Keith Gamble ... Fernando
Jack Hyde-White Jack Hyde-White ... Young Hamlet
David Mayhan David Mayhan ... Osric / Guilden
Sam Meader ... Sam


Father and Son dynamics come into focus as a troupe of actors, and others, gather to rehearse and perform a stage-reading of a famous play in...three days. Reality intrudes as they come together and strangers bond, like in war. Without a net, they galvanize during rehearsal while the lead actor manager, both as himself and his character of Hamlet, grapples with the unexpected task of coming to terms with his powerful and famous father. A 'cliff notes' examination of one of the best plays ever written by the best cast they could find, including three famous sons of three very famous actors; reality documentary weaves with neo-classic drama to create an original take on a most primal story, all taking place over... Three Days. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$3,175,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,400, 25 April 2013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Martindale Group LLC See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo (5.1 surround)


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Claude: A lot of people say the scariest thing in the world is public speaking, ever hear that. Wouldn't you think it would be a shark?
Claude: It's like flying without a net. You go to the circus and you see someone do a triple and they have a net and you go "yay!" But if they don't have a net you go "Holy crap! They don't have a net. Well, we don't have a net."
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Engaging and Touching
23 May 2012 | by extremes22See all my reviews

Pacino's "Looking for Richard" documentary was an amazing film and an inspiration to try Shakespeare for me so I was very interested to see another documentary/film about putting on Shakespeare. While not the deep exploration of the Bard that Pacino's film was Three Days of Hamlet brought a surprising personal touch that turned into a touching reflection on family and show biz.

In my experience the film had a gradual start that didn't quite capture the crazy pressure of putting up Hamlet in three days however it builds nicely and you really connect with the experience as the days progress. The parallels of Hamlet haunted by the ghost of his father and the actor performing the role living in the shadow of his was particular powerful.

As an actor I was particularly interested in the performances challenges of such a large undertaking with so little preparation. Some performances come together more than others, Iva Hasperger the "over achiever" who memorizes all her lines really connects with the material and goes all in. Alex Hyde-White's passion as the creator of the project really shows in his acting. Despite being burdened with a huge amount of text and having to work off the page, his smooth naturalism punctuated by spontaneous outbursts of energy is very engaging.

The film concludes with very honest and heart warming moments. I don't like a lot of documentaries but this one was very enjoyable.

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