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Uniform Title Hamlet (Motion picture : 2016)
Title Hamlet / William Shakespeare ; a Royal Shakespeare Company production ; [stage] director, Simon Godwin ; [stage] producer, Zoë Donegan ; screen director, Robin Lough ; screen producer, John Wyver.

Publication Info. Covent Garden, London : Opus Arte, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Media Room DVDs & Blu-rays  DVD 822.33 HAMLET    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical stereo surround Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file all regions rda
DVD video
Filmed plays lcgft
System Details DVD, NTSC; all regions, Dolby digital surround ; 16.9 anamorphic ; double layer disc.
Note Filmed stage play.
Language Spoken in Shakespeare's English, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Hiran Abeysekera ; Romayne Andrews ; Doreene Blackstock ; Eke Chukwu ; James Cooney ; Bethan Cullinane ; Marième Diouf ; Paapa Essiedu ; Kevin N. Golding ; Marcus Griffiths ; Byron Mondahl ; Tanya Moodie ; Cyril Nri ; Theo Ogundipe ; Natalie Simpson ; Clarence Smith ; Ewart James Walters ; Temi Wilkey.
Credits Composer, Sola Akingbola ; editor, Steve Eveleigh.
Note "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon"--Container.
Event First performed 12 March 2016 ; recorded at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 8 June 2016.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Liner notes by Ewan Fernie, in English, French, and German.
Summary In this reframed version of Shakespeare's play, young Hamlet is a prince from an unnamed African state who has the world at his feet, young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home, he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainities smashed, and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order, he faces a stark choice, submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
Note Extra features: Playing Hamlet; director's commentary; cast gallery.
Subject Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Princes -- Africa -- Drama.
Children of murder victims -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Genre/Form Ghost films.
Tragedies (Drama)
Filmed plays.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Added Author Godwin, Simon, stage director.
Donegan, Zoë, producer.
Lough, Robin, film director.
Wyver, John, film producer.
Abeysekera, Hiran, actor.
Andrews, Romayne, actor.
Blackstock Doreene, actor.
Chukwu, Eke, actor.
Cooney, James, actor.
Cullinane, Bethan, actor.
Diouf, Marième, actor.
Essiedu, Paapa, actor.
Golding, Kevin N., actor.
Griffiths, Marcus, actor.
Mondahl, Byron, actor.
Moodie, Tanya, actor.
Nri, Cyril, actor.
Ogundipe, Theo, actor.
Simpson, Natalie, actor.
Smith, Clarence, actor.
Walters, Ewart James, actor.
Wilkey, Temi, actor.
Akingbolá, Solá, composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Reed, Alfred. Music for Hamlet.
Royal Shakespeare Company, production company.
Opus Arte (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 809478011644
Music No. OA 1164 D Opus Arte
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