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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet (1910, August Blom)

Release LocationsDenmark
DirectorAugust Blom
MediumBlack & white video
Length12 mins
Play ConnectionsHamlet (abridgment)


Made at the actual castle of Hamlet in Kronborg, Denmark, the film may be thought of as an early example of cinéma vérité. In its style it emulated the realism of the Lumière brothers ("Train Arriving at the Station") rather than the expressionism of Georges Méliès ("A Trip to the Moon")

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

ClaudiusAage Hertel
GertrudeElla La Cour
HamletAlwin Neuss
OpheliaEmilie Sannom
LaertesEinar Zengenberg

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAugust Blom
ProducerWill Barker

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell