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Hamlet (1907, Georges Méliès)

Release LocationsFrance
DirectorGeorges Méliès
MediumBlack & white video
Length10 mins
Play ConnectionsHamlet (scene(s))


The celebrated Georges Méliès, pioneering French movie maker, put himself in this film as Hamlet in the graveyard scene. The film is lost but a summary of it by Gaston Méliès, Georges' brother and U.S. agent, happily survives in Ball's splendid book (34)

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

HamletGeorges Méliès

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorges Méliès

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell