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Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Screen adaptation of Tom Stoppard's comic stageplay, which brings the minor characters of Shakespeare's Hamlet into the spotlight as they wander into adventure around the royal castle. Summoned to Elsinore to insinuate themselves with Prince Hamlet, his boyhood friends find themselves caught between the 'mad' young man, his murderous uncle Claudius and a band of travelling players. This adaptation, directed by the author, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1990.

Last on

Sun 4 Jul 2010 01:05 BBC Two

Credits

Rosencrantz
Gary Oldman
Guildenstern
Tim Roth
The Player
Richard Dreyfuss
Tragedian
Livo Badurina
Tragedian
Tomislav Maretic
Tragedian
Mare Mlacnik
Tragedian
Zeljko Vukmirica
Tragedian
Branko Zarsan
Ophelia
Joanna Roth
Hamlet
Iain Glen
Claudius
Donald Sumpter
Gertrude
Joanna Miles
Director
Tom Stoppard
Writer
Tom Stoppard

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