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Shakespeare - Hamlet (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1322D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 23rd October 2020

Contents

Artists

Caitrin Aaron
James Garnon
Colin Hurley
Bettrys Jones
Richard Katz
Jack Laskey
Nadia Nadarajah
Pearce Quigley
Shubham Saraf
Helen Schlesinger
Michele Terry
Shakespeare’s Globe

Works

Shakespeare, William

Hamlet

Artists

Caitrin Aaron
James Garnon
Colin Hurley
Bettrys Jones
Richard Katz
Jack Laskey
Nadia Nadarajah
Pearce Quigley
Shubham Saraf
Helen Schlesinger
Michele Terry
Shakespeare’s Globe

About

Artistic Director Michelle Terry takes on the lead role in this new production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy

Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Learning of their father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find their uncle married to their mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge their ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.

Michelle Terry leads the cast in her first role since becoming Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s Artistic Director, and this production follows her artistic aims of creating a gender balanced Company. Wonderful, diverse and unique performances abound from the 12-member cast, many in roles not ‘meant’ for them as Federay Holmes and Elle While’s production shifts the focus to the what characters see and hear, as opposed to looking and listening.

“Terry is fiercely intelligent and wonderfully funny and has a great wealth of experience at playing Shakespeare”
– The Independent ★★★★

“Terry is the fourth female Hamlet I have seen and she brings to the role all the qualities one might expect. She speaks the verse intelligently, initially conveys a sense of bereft solitude – her voice cracks on the implication that she ‘seems’ to be affecting grief – and is very good at suggesting bottled rage.” – The Guardian

“It’s a production that places clarity of verse and emotion over directorial fireworks.”
– The Stage

Extra features: Cast gallery

Cast:
- Hamlet: Michele Terry
- Claudius: James Garnon
- Gertrude: Helen Schlesinger
- Polonius: Richard Katz
- Ophelia: Shubham Saraf
- Horatio: Caitrin Aaron
- Ghost: Colin Hurley
- Laertes: Bettrys Jones
- Fortinbras: Jack Laskey
- Guildenstern: Nadia Nadarajah
- Rosencrantz: Pearce Quigley

Directors: Federay Holmes and Elle While
Designer: Ellan Parry
Choreographer: Sian Williams
Fight director: Yarit Dor
Composer: James Maloney

Duration: approx. 154 minutes
Audio: Stereo
Subtitles: EN

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