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  1. 'Hamlet' - the characters of Claudius and Gertrude

    Duration: 02.18

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    Patrick Stewart and Penny Downie discuss the characters of Claudius and Gertrude.

  2. 'Hamlet' - the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    Duration: 02.58

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    Spotlight on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

  3. 'Hamlet' - the deaths of Gertrude and Claudius

    Duration: 02.39

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    Patrick Stewart and Penny Downie examine the deaths of Gertrude and Claudius in Hamlet.

  4. 'Hamlet' - the depth of Hamlet's humanity

    Duration: 02.53

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant talk about the emotional depth of Hamlet's humanity.

  5. 'Hamlet' - the fencing match

    Duration: 02.52

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    Fight director Terry King joins Gregory Doran to discuss the fencing sequence in 'Hamlet'.

  6. 'Hamlet' - the mother and son relationship

    Duration: 05.34

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    Penny Downie and David Tennant discuss the 'closet' scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

  7. 'Hamlet' - the nature of Hamlet and Ophelia's madness

    Duration: 04.03

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant consider the theme of madness in 'Hamlet'.

  8. 'Hamlet' - the rehearsal process

    Duration: 03.27

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    Gregory Doran discusses the ensemble approach in his 2008 RSC production of 'Hamlet'.

  9. 'Hamlet' - which version to choose?

    Duration: 03.07

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant speak about dilemmas choosing which play versions to use.

  10. 'Hamlet'- cliff-hanger endings

    Duration: 02.46

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    Gregory Doran discusses a cliff-hanger ending to the first half of his 2008 RSC production