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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet (1976, Celestino Coronado)

Release LocationsGB
DirectorCelestino Coronado
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 7 mins
Audiencecollege and university
Play ConnectionsHamlet (interpretation)


Another of the Shakespeare films emanating from the group centering around Lindsay Kemp and his all-purpose band of theatre and cinema actors. Coronado later directed Kemp's 1984 A Midsummer Night's Dream. The chief innovative feature seems to be that Hamlet is played by a pair of twin actors to underscore the Prince's split personality (BUFVC 4)

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

CastQuentin Crisp
HamletAnthony Mayer
HamletDavid Mayer
Gertrude and OpheliaHelen Mirren
CastVladek Sheybal
CastBarry Staunton

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorCelestino Coronado
ProductionCelestino Coronado

Company Overview

Producer Royal College of Art, Dept. of Film and Television

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell