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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Understanding Shakespeare: Hamlet (1984)

TitleUnderstanding Shakespeare: Hamlet
Release LocationsGB
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 20 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsHamlet (interpretation)


An educational film designed for secondary students. A shortened version (100 mins.) of Hamlet is accompanied by a workshop run by RSC director Ron Daniels. A 42-page booklet also is furnished with the video. (See BUFVC 14)

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

CastMarc Culwick
PresenterMartin Jarvis
CastNat Parker

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerRagnar Lyth
Director of PhotographyJan Mark
PhotographyJohn Olsson

Company Overview

Producer Schofield & Sims

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell