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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Amleto. [Hamlet] (1917, Eleuterio Rodolfi)

TitleAmleto. [Hamlet]
Release LocationsItaly
DirectorEleuterio Rodolfi
Length50 mins
Play ConnectionsHamlet (abridgment)


Professor Ball sees this film as marking a breakthrough in the severing of film from stage conventions. Hamlet was played by Ruggero Ruggeri, an actor who was as well known as the great Tommaso Salvini and Ernesto Rossi. Although by then a paunchy forty six, Ruggeri still managed to create a memorable prince (Ball 262)

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

OpheliaElena Markowska
HamletRuggero Ruggeri

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorEleuterio Rodolfi
Adaptor/TranslatorCarlo Chiaves

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell