Talking Hamlet

The role of Hamlet has been called a rite of passage, that confers a special kudos on the thespian who can master this most complex and subtle of Shakespeare's characters. From John Gielgud's lifelong association with the play, both as star and director, via David Warner's student prince to Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh's involvement with television and cinematic treatments, this collection examines the challenges and rewards of exploring the enigma of Hamlet.