Coward Soliloquy

David Tennant performs one of Hamlet's famous soliloquies. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, very funny.

Hamlet must decide whether to avenge his father's murder at the hands of his uncle Claudius (played by Patrick Stewart), who has married his brother's wife - Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. This visually sumptuous screen version was filmed on location with all of the original stage cast.

Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season.

BBC Productions in association with Illuminations and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Release date: 22 Dec 2009

3 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
HamletDavid Tennant
DirectorGregory Doran

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