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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet (1978, Zilla Clinton)

Release LocationsUSA
DirectorZilla Clinton
MediumColor video
Length35 mins
Audiencehigh school
Play ConnectionsHamlet (abridgment)
SeriesThe World of William Shakespeare


One of seven educational films cooperatively made by Station WQED Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon (see also numbers 138, 330-1, 564-5, and 715). A companion film (138 below) to this one, "The Time Is Out of Joint," offers a commentary on the play. Dr. Louis B. Wright, then director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., acted as consultant and script writer. Dr. Levi Fox, Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, also served as a special consultant. Jeffery Dench of the Royal Shakespeare Company is narrator, though curiously the films give no credits for the other actors

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

DirectorZilla Clinton
DirectorGeoffrey Hitch
DirectorBob Walsh
ProducerLisa Cantini
ProducerM. Von Brauchitsch
EditorPasquale Buba
Adaptor/TranslatorElaine W. Fowler
Adaptor/TranslatorLouis B. Wright
CostumesBarbara Anderson
LightingAlan Brennecke
SoundGary Alper
CameraDavid Stanton
ProductionCletus Anderson
SetWilliam F. Matthews
ConsultantGerald Feil

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell