This film is narrated by Sir John Gielgud, and was photographed in England on a stage reconstructed in an Elizabethan courtyard. It concentrates mainly on the staging and interpretation of Hamlet. Includes interpretations of Hamlet by such actors as Laurence Olivier, Nicol Williamson, John Barrymore and John Gielgud. Provides background information on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan period.
Films for the Humanities