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Televising Hamlet: the actors
Actor David Tennant, explain the ways in which performing in front of the television camera is a 'completely different craft' to acting on stage. He considers the role of the close up, the implications of the editing process and considers how, while the stage portrays action, the camera can photograph thoughts. Features extracts from the televised version of the 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.
Consideration of interpreting stage drama for television. The craft of acting for the camera. How the editing process can influence the outcome of a production.
Find further resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/hamlet
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