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Hamlet


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The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Hamlet, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, stars David Tennant in the title role. Shot on location at a disused Jesuit seminary in north London, this screen version of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies retains the quality and tone of the critically-acclaimed stage production.
All of the original cast members, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius, star in this special 180-minute production, alongside the same creative team.
Produced by Illuminations during the summer of 2009, this superb adaptation is one of the most entertaining Hamlet plays ever to have been staged and was received with rave reviews. David Tennant has won great praise for his role in the Shakespeare play of a young man haunted by his father's ghost and driven to the edge of madness.

Extras include The Making of Hamlet, a 35-minute 'behind the scenes' documentary of specially-shot interviews with key cast members, including David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, talking about their characters and approach to the play. In addition there are interviews and audio commentary from the director Greg Doran, director of photography Chris Seager, producer Seb Grant and executive producer John Wyver, as well as other key backstage personnel.

Cast

DAVID AJALA - Reynaldo
SAM ALEXANDER - Rosencrantz
EDWARD BENNETT - Laertes
RICKY CHAMP - Lucianus
EWEN CUMMINS - Barnardo
ROBERT CURTIS - Francisco
TOM DAVEY - Guildenstern
PETER DE JERSEY - Horatio
PENNY DOWNIE - Gertrude
SAMUEL DUTTON - Court Attendant
OLIVER FORD DAVIES - Polonius
RYAN GAGE - Osric
MARIAH GALE - Ophelia MARK
HADFIELD - Gravedigger
ANDREA HARRIS - Lady
JIM HOOPER - Priest
KEITH OSBORN - Marcellus
RODERICK SMITH - Captain
RIANN STEELE - Lady in Waiting
PATRICK STEWART - Claudius/Ghost
DAVID TENNANT - Hamlet
ZOE THORNE - Page
JOHN WOODVINE - Player King

Director GREGORY DORAN
Director of Photography CHRIS SEAGER
Editor TONY CRANSTOUN
Sound CLIVE DERBYSHIRE
Designer ROBERT JONES
Music PAUL ENGLISHBY
Movement Director MICHAEL ASHCROFT
Fight Director TERRY KING
Producers by JOHN WYVER, SEBASTIAN GRANT

"Like many people, I had my love of Shakespeare reawakened by David Tennant's TV portrayal of Hamlet over Christmas." - Gordon Brown, MP, The Observer

"...the rich texture of this stunning production...riveting...a visually arresting style...a mesmerising three hours..." - Time Out

"A seasonal feast - a marvellous modern-dress Hamlet for the Doctor Who generation...outstanding cast...A real treat." - The Times

"The greatest Hamlet of his generation." - The Guardian
 
"...scintillating...one of the most eyecatching, emotionally engaging Hamlets in years...This is a production worth three hours of anybody's time, connoisseurs and Shakespeare novices alike." - Daily Telegraph

"...dramatic pace of a compelling thriller...a rare treat for all viewers, and for literature students revision has rarely been so painless." - Mail on Sunday

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