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Hamlet Act (1982, Robert Nelson)

TitleHamlet Act
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorRobert Nelson
MediumBlack & white video
Length21 mins
Audiencecollege and university
Play ConnectionsHamlet (documentary)


Made as an experimental avant-garde, post-modernist, film at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Its visual exploration of epistemological puzzles in Hamlet is analogous to verbal explorations in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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

Cast Overview

HamletDick Blau
PlayerDave Fischer
PoloniusBob Whitney

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorRobert Nelson
Adaptor/TranslatorJoseph Chang

Company Overview

Playgroup University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Film Department

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell