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Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1948, 57 minutes
Director: Laurence Olivier
Performers: Laurence Olivier, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Eileen Herlie, Sir Anthony Quayle, Peter Cushing, Stanley Holloway, Sir Christopher Lee, Desmond Llewelyn
Stratford Festival, 2016, 2 hours 47 minutes
Director: Shelagh O'Brien
Performers:Jonathan Goad, Seana McKenna, Geraint Wyn Davies, Tim Campbell, Adrienne Gould, Tom Rooney, Mike Shara, Sarah Afful, Juan Chioran, Ijeoma Emesowum, Xuan Fraser, Josh Johnston, Robert King, John Kirkpatrick, Shruti Kothari, Josue Laboucne, Jennifer Mogbock, Derek Moran, Mike Nadajewski, Thomas Olajide, Andrew Robinson, Steve Ross, Brad Rudy, Sanjay Talwar
Contemporary Arts Media, 2014, 1 hour 28 minutes
Director: Bruce Ramsay
Performers: Bruce Ramsay, Lara Gilchrist, Peter Wingfield, Gillian Barber, Duncan Fraser, Stephen Lobo, Russell Roberts, Martin Sims,Brent Stait, Haig Sutherland
1940's retelling of the classic, set in an upper-class family in postwar London.
Windrose, 2014, 3 hours 6 minutes
Director: Greg Germain
Performers: Pierre Cartonnet, Murielle Colvez, Jerome Bidaux, Clarisse Texier, DeLaVallet Bidiefono, Mourad Boudaoud, Pascal Collin, Abigail Green, James Joint, Arnaud Cheron, Malone Jude Bayimissa,Oisin Stack, Clement Delliaux, Caroline Leman
"David Bobée stages a Shakespeare’s classic again introducing dance, theatre, circus, music and video in Hamlet. He approaches this mythical play by plunging us into a very cinematic universe: a bright and cold morgue, covered with black tiles, which will be waterlogged. This Hamlet is firmly contemporary, physical and intense. Shot at the Maison des Arts in Créteil."
Broadway Theatre Archive, 2010, 2 hours 49 minutes
Director: Kevin Kline
Performers: Peter Francis James, Dana Ivey, Brian Murray, Josef Sommer, Michael Cumpsty, Diane Venora, Kevin Kline, MacIntyre Dixon, Rene Rivera, Bill Camp
BroadwayHD, 1990, 2 hours 52 minutes
Director: Kevin Kline
Performers: Kevin Kline, Dana Ivey, Diane Venora, Rene Rivera, Peter Francis James, Bill Camp, MacIntyre Dixon, Robert Murch, Brian Murray, Josef Sommer, Philip Goodwin, Reg E. Cathey, Clement Fowler, Tanny McDonald, Don Reilly, Larry Green; Joseph M. Costa, Leo Burmester
Bullfrog Films, 1994, 35 minutes
This is part of an ongoing series of video guides to the Shakespeare plays most frequently taught in high school and college. In each video actors tell the story of a specific play, act key scenes and, in asides to the camera, explain and comment on the attitudes and relationships of the main characters.
Contemporary Arts Media, 2007, 1 hour
Director: Jacqui Carroll
Performers: John Nobbs, Leah Shelton, Michael Scott, Michael Coughlan
"The original text has morphed into an amalgam of Simpsons, Wayne's World and Clockwork Orange and combines with some seriously rockster music to express Hamlet's erudite but confused mind in his relationships with the woman in his short life, his crazy cross-dressing mom, Gertrude, and his beautiful babe, Ophelia. The MC of this 'dream' is the ghost of his Father's Jester Yorick."
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet
Call Number: UCF Main Library DVD Collection - 3rd Floor -- PN1997.H36 2000
Criterion Collection. Originally issued as a motion picture in England in 1948.
Director: Laurence Olivier
Performers: Laurence Olivier (Hamlet), Felix Aylmer (Polonius), Jean Simmons (Ophelia), Eileen Herlie (Gertrude), Anthony Quayle (Marcellus), Basil Sydney (Claudius), Norman Wooland (Horatio), Terence Morgan (Laertes), Stanley Holloway (Gravedigger). check availability
Call Number: UCF Main Library DVD Collection - 3rd Floor -- PR2807.A23A46 2001
"A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air."
Director: Michael Almereyda
Performers: Ethan Hawke (Hamlet), Kyle MacLachlan (Claudius), Diane Venora (Gertrude), Liev Schreiber (Laertes), Julia Stiles (Ophelia), Bill Murray (Polonius), Karl Geary (Horatio), Steve Zahn (Rosencrantz), Dechen Thurman (Guildenstern), Paula Malcomson (Marcella), Jeffrey Wright (Gravedigger), Rome Neal (Barnardo), Paul Bartel (Osric), Sam Shepard (Ghost), Casey Affleck, (Fortinbras), Robert Thurman (Priest), Tim Blake Nelson (Flight Captain). check availability
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Call Number: UCF CMC DVD Collection -- DVD 822.33Sha
"Series produced in Russia and Wales. Christmas Films with S4C in association with BBC Wales, Home Box Office and Fujisankei."
Disc 1: Tempest / directed by Stanislav Sokolov (25 min.) -- Midsummer night's dream / directed, designed and animated by Robert Saakiants (25 min.)-- As you like it / directed by Alexei Karayev (25 min.) -- Disc 2: Hamlet / directed by Natalia Orlova (25 min.) -- Julius Caesar / directed by Yuri Kulakov -- Richard III / directed by Natasha Orlova (25 min.) -- Disc 3: Romeo and Juliet / directed by Efim Gambourg (25 min.) -- Othello / directed and designed by Nikolai Serebriakov (25 min.) -- Winter's tale / directed by Stanislav Sokolov (25 mn.) -- Disc 4: Macbeth / directed by Nikolai Serebriakov (25 min.) -- Taming of the shrew / directed by Aida Ziablikova (25 min.) -- Twelfth night / directed by Maria Muat (25 min.).
Featuring the voice talents of Antony Sher, Joss Ackland, Jenny Agutter, with others. check availability
Shakespeare Uncovered, Series I, 2013, 53 minutes
"An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production, David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role's titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw."
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 4th Floor -- PR2807.H2625 1986
"A comprehensive collection of the best writing about this Shakespearian play, both as dramatic literature and theatrical performance, this book is an excellent resource companion to the text. This collected wisdom was originally published in 1986. It contains pieces of commentary from as far back as the late 18th Century but also highly acclaimed critical pieces from more recent years, organised into six general themes."
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 4th Floor -- PR2807.W456 1996
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-- Presents concise, easy-to-understand biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on a specific literary work -- Provides multiple sources for book reports and term papers with a wealth of information on literary works, authors, and major characters -- Digests of critical extracts prefaced by headnotes check availability of print copy
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- 1 Method and Social Geography
- 2 Theatre and Tragedy
- 3 Literary Analysis: Hamlet’s Options
- 4 Man, Melancholy, and Suicide
- 5 Enter Ghost…Exit Ghost
- 6 Revenge (,) the Crime
- 7 Antic Dispositions: The Hero as Fool
- 8 Gertrude, Thy Name Is Woman
- 9 Over Ophelia’s Dead Body
Films For The Humanities & Sciences, 1998, 30 minutes
Featured Speakers: Jessica Allen, Professor Stanley Wells, Graham McTavish, Patrick Kincaid, John Corvin, Doctor Russell Jackson, Paul Curran; Penny Mahon, Peter Balderstone
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 4th Floor -- PA3131.K48
"Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes- and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama."