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Hamlet [electronic resource]: The Royal Shakespeare Company Production Starring David Tennant

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Called "the greatest Hamlet of his generation" by Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players-including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant's forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
215 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 14, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Royal Shakespeare Company Production Starring David Tennant
Contents
  • Night Watchmen (1:13)
  • Ghost Sighting (1:05)
  • Appearance of Ghost (1:03)
  • Threat to Denmark (1:29)
  • Ghost Appears to Hamlet's Friends (1:46)
  • Claudius Weds Brother's Wife (1:03)
  • Threat from Norway (0:48)
  • Dispatch to Norway (1:32)
  • Two Faces of Grief (1:06)
  • Claudius Reprimands Hamlet (2:13)
  • Hamlet's Despair (1:02)
  • Hamlet's Agony Over Queen's Behavior (1:03)
  • Hamlet's Anger (1:14)
  • Hamlet's Wittenberg Friends (1:05)
  • Hamlet Learns of Ghost (1:05)
  • Hamlet's Question About the Ghost (1:11)
  • Hamlet's Fears (0:46)
  • Laertes' Advice to Ophelia (1:17)
  • Laertes' Protective Nature (1:01)
  • Ophelia Rebukes Her Brother (1:07)
  • Polonius Advises Laertes (1:06)
  • Ophelia Confused About Hamlet (1:14)
  • Polonius Advises Ophelia (1:25)
  • Hamlet Waits for the Ghost (1:01)
  • Hamlet and the Ghost (1:17)
  • Hamlet Follows the Ghost (1:26)
  • Ghost of Hamlet's Father (1:13)
  • Murder Most Foul (1:02)
  • Evil Deeds of King Claudius (1:04)
  • Details of King Hamlet's Murder (1:10)
  • Ghost Asks for Revenge (1:10)
  • Revenge on King Claudius (1:44)
  • Hamlet's Secret (1:30)
  • Friends Sworn to Secrecy (2:11)
  • Polonius Has Strange Plans (1:20)
  • Verbosity of Polonius (2:15)
  • Hamlet's Strange Behavior (1:19)
  • Love Is Madness (1:01)
  • Hamlet's Friends Arrive (1:13)
  • Queen's Concerns for Hamlet (1:27)
  • Fortinbras Quelled (0:42)
  • Polonius' Diagnosis of Hamlet (1:17)
  • Hamlet's Letter to Ophelia (1:03)
  • Polonius Has a Theory (1:51)
  • Cause of Hamlet's Madness (1:01)
  • Hamlet's Soliloquy: To Be or Not To Be (1:23)
  • Sleep of Death (1:03)
  • Hamlet's Struggle (1:02)
  • Hamlet Denies Ophelia (1:37)
  • Ophelia's Lament (1:46)
  • Hamlet's Madness Made Manifest (1:42)
  • Hamlet Fools Polonius (1:45)
  • Denmark: Hamlet's Prison (1:11)
  • Power of Thought (1:17)
  • Hamlet's Disposition (1:27)
  • Nature's Beauty Escapes Hamlet (1:11)
  • Hamlet's Suspicions (0:53)
  • Hamlet's Madness and Polonius (1:10)
  • Arrival of the Actors (1:34)
  • Poetic Recital: Hidden Meaning (1:12)
  • Hamlet Rejects Actor's Recitation (0:53)
  • Familiar Allegory (1:16)
  • Hamlet's Plan to Deceive King (1:12)
  • Actor's Passion (1:18)
  • Hamlet's Self-Deprecation (1:09)
  • Is Hamlet a Coward? (1:29)
  • Hamlet's Determination to Expose Claudius (1:02)
  • Report to the King and Queen (0:55)
  • Last Chance for Hamlet (0:59)
  • Hamlet on Acting and Speaking (1:14)
  • Hamlet's Warning to Actors (0:53)
  • Plot to Reveal Treachery and Treason (1:29)
  • Hamlet's Behavior Before the King and Queen (1:17)
  • Mime Show: Death of a King (1:57)
  • Allegorical Play (1:01)
  • Player King and Queen: In Love (1:01)
  • Player King and Queen: Claudius Displeased (1:26)
  • Hamlet's Commentary on Play (0:58)
  • Player King Is Poisoned (1:31)
  • King's Displeasure (2:03)
  • Hamlet Confronts Guildenstern (1:25)
  • Hamlet Mocks Polonius (1:04)
  • Witching Time of Night (0:38)
  • Plot to Get Rid of Hamlet (0:56)
  • Claudius Admits Guilt (1:13)
  • Guilt of Claudius (1:04)
  • Wretched State of the King (1:46)
  • Foiled Murder Plot (1:02)
  • Hamlet Withdraws (1:21)
  • Hamlet Confronts the Queen (1:04)
  • Death and Revelation (0:57)
  • Hamlet and the Queen (1:24)
  • Hamlet Rebukes His Mother (1:40)
  • Re-Appearance of the Ghost (1:03)
  • Hamlet and the Ghost (1:25)
  • Hamlet's Warning to the Queen (1:32)
  • Hamlet Wants the Truth (1:10)
  • Hamlet Leaves the Queen (2:14)
  • Claudius Learns of Hamlet's Mad Act (2:01)
  • Mission to Find Hamlet (0:54)
  • Hamlet Hides a Body (1:27)
  • Where Is the Body? (1:12)
  • Hamlet Insults Claudius (1:13)
  • Plot Against Hamlet (1:46)
  • Ophelia's Madness (1:19)
  • Ophelia's Mad Conversation (1:03)
  • Ophelia's Mad Behavior (1:26)
  • King's Lament (1:22)
  • People in Revolt (1:19)
  • Claudius and Laertes (1:10)
  • Ophelia's Deterioration (1:57)
  • Madness of Ophelia (1:15)
  • Pact Between Laertes and the King (1:07)
  • Hamlet Meets Fortinbras (1:32)
  • Hamlet's Inaction (1:06)
  • Plot to Kill Hamlet (2:26)
  • Death of Ophelia (2:37)
  • Ophelia's Grave (0:58)
  • In the Graveyard (1:25)
  • Whose Grave Is This? (1:36)
  • Skull in the Graveyard (1:05)
  • Hamlet Remembers Yorick (1:28)
  • Procession Enters Cemetery (1:01)
  • Ophelia's Burial (0:57)
  • Hamlet's Realization that Ophelia Is Dead (0:58)
  • Conflict at the Gravesite (1:33)
  • King Counsels Laertes (1:05)
  • Divinity Shapes Human Lives (0:54)
  • King's Wager (1:14)
  • Osric, the Messenger (1:21)
  • Readiness Is Everything (1:49)
  • Apology to Laertes (1:51)
  • Attempt on Hamlet's Life (0:59)
  • Queen Drinks from Poisoned Cup (1:10)
  • Death of the Queen (1:09)
  • Death of Claudius (1:19)
  • Reconciliation (1:18)
  • Death of Hamlet (1:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41685 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (215 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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