Friday, January 17, 2014

Hamlet (2009) on DVD

by William Shakespeare [DVD Hamlet]

As a fan of all things Shakespeare, I have amassed a collection of Hamlet films over the years with various actors in the lead role. This version by the Royal Shakespeare Company is by far one of the best. David Tennant plays the moody prince alongside acting greats Patrick Stewart and Oliver Ford Davies. Tennant's portrayal of the "mad" prince is brilliant. Stewart is superb in his dual roles as both the slain King and his brother, Hamlet's Uncle Claudius. I highly recommend this DVD for all Shakespeare fans. -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the other filmed versions of Hamlet, starring Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branagh.]

[Various editions/printings of Shakespeare's original play are available in the libraries' collection.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Royal Shakespeare Company web site ]

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