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Hamlet (1990)

Cast: Kevin Kline, Tanny Mc Donald, Reg E. Cathey, more...
Director: Kevin Kline
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Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Drama, Television, TV Drama, Drama TV, Shakespeare
Running Time: 173 min.
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Kevin Kline directed this television adaptation of the New York Shakespeare Festival's 1990 production of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, in which Kline also stars as the melancholy Danish prince. Deeply saddened by the death of his father, Hamlet (Kline) is shocked to discover his mother, Queen Gertrude (Dana Ivey), has already taken a new husband, Claudius (Brian Murray), the brother of the late King. Visited by the shade of his late father, Hamlet is told that Claudius rose to his new status through murder, and the son is soon torn over what action he should take; meanwhile, Ophelia (Diane Venora) descends into madness. This adaptation of Hamlet was originally produced for PBS, where it first aired in 1990. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

A well-staged Hamlet by slefebu April 27, 2004 - 7:36 PM PDT
This is basically theatrical, not cinematic, but, granting that, it is for me the best Hamlet after the "Shakespeare Plays" one starring Derek Jacobi with Patrick Stewart and Lala Ward. Highly recommended.

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Shakespeare on DVD at GreenCine, annotated
It's hard to search for Shakespeare plays, so this list as of 12/07 may help. Alphabetized by main word in title; renamed adaptations such as Throne of Blood are mentioned but not listed. To see GC's own list, click any 'Shakespeare'-as-genre link.
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