Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet (1973, René Bonniere)

Release LocationsCanada
DirectorRené Bonniere
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 50 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHamlet (recording)


"A complete version of Shakespeare's play adapted by a Toronto theatre group. The film was shot entirely with one camera during several different presentations. Certain parts of the text were transformed into song by George Taros and sung by the performers. Steven Bush, the director, initiated the modern adaptation of the great playwright's work" (NCF)

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorRené Bonniere
DirectorStephen Bush
ProducerF. R. Crawley
ManagerLeonore Crawley
SoundDavid McMillan
CameraDouglas Leiterman

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell