Shakespeare and his stage: Approaches to Hamlet

United States, 1975

Film
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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.

Credits

producer/director

Harold Mantell

production company

Films for the Humanities

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28428

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Literature → English literature - History and criticism

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Criticism and interpretation

Music & Performing Arts → Acting

Music & Performing Arts → Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery

People → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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