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  1. 'Hamlet' - the character of Claudius

    Duration: 00.50

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    Actor Patrick Stewart and director Gregory Doran discuss the character of Claudius.

  2. 'Hamlet' - the characters of Laertes, Ophelia and Polonius

    Duration: 04.56

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    The family relationship between Laertes, Ophelia and Polonius in 'Hamlet'.

  3. 'Hamlet' - Act 2 Scene 2 - the importance of the players

    Duration: 03.55

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant discuss Act 2 Scene 2 when Hamlet welcomes the Players.

  4. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' soliloquy (pt 1/2)

    Duration: 04.07

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant discuss the 'To be or not to be' speech from 'Hamlet'.

  5. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' soliloquy (pt 2/2)

    Duration: 03.06

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant explore the meaning of the famous soliloquy from 'Hamlet'.

  6. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 1 - the 'get thee to a nunnery' scene

    Duration: 03.49

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    Gregory Doran and David Tennant discuss the 'get thee to a nunnery' scene in 'Hamlet'.

  7. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 2 - the play within the play (pt 1/2)

    Duration: 04.09

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    Gregory Doran, Patrick Stewart and David Tennant discuss the 'play within the play'.

  8. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 2 - the play within the play (pt 2/2)

    Duration: 04.41

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    Gregory Doran and cast members explore the staging of the 'play within the play' sequence.

  9. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 3 - Claudius at prayer

    Duration: 04.37

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    Gregory Doran, Patrick Stewart and David Tennant discuss Claudius' prayer scene.

  10. 'Hamlet' - Act 3 Scene 4 - the closet scene

    Duration: 05.34

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    Gregory Doran, David Tennant and Penny Downie discuss the closet scene from 'Hamlet'.