Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


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New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001].
739815002434, 739815002427


General Note
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1980.
General Note
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Creation/Production Credits
Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; videotape editor, David Hillier.
Derek Jacobi (Hamlet), Claire Bloom (Gertrude), Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Eric Porter (Polonius), Lalla Ward (Ophelia), David Robb (Laertes), Patrick Allen (Ghost of Hamlet's Father), Robert Swann (Horatio), Jonathan Hyde (Rosencrantz), Geoffrey Bateman (Guildenstern), Emrys James (First Player (King)), Jason Kemp (Second Player (Queen)), Geoffrey Beevers (Third Player (Lucianus)), Bill Homewood (Player in the mime, King), Peter Richards (Player in the mime, Queen), Terence McGinity (Player in the mime, Murderer), Peter Burroughs (Player), Stuart Fell (Player), Ian Charleson (Fortinbras), Tim Wylton (First Gravedigger), Peter Benson (Second Gravedigger), Paul Humpoletz (Marcellus), Niall Padden (Bernardo), Christopher Baines (Francisco), John Humphry (Voltemand), John Sterland (Cornelius), Peter Gale (Osric), Raymond Mason (Reynaldo), Dan Meaden (Norwegian Captain), Iain Blair (Sailor), Reginald Jessup (Messenger), Michael Poole (Priest), David Henry (English Ambassador).
Date/Time and Place of Event
Taped Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
System Details
System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Messina, C., Bennett, R., Jacobi, D., Bloom, C., Porter, E., Stewart, P., Allen, P., James, E., & Shakespeare, W. (20002001). Hamlet, Prince of Denmark . Ambrose Video Pub..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cedric. Messina et al.. 20002001. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Ambrose Video Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cedric. Messina et al.. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Ambrose Video Pub, 20002001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Messina, Cedric., et al. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Ambrose Video Pub., 20002001.

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