Hamlet on Film

THIS QUESTION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE FINAL EXAM.

Analyze a production of Hamlet as an interpretation of the play, giving at least 3 references to both the film and the text. Then assume the role of director, choose a particular scene, explain how you would direct that scene, and give reasons for your directions according to your interpretation of its function in the play as a whole.


Here are some productions of Hamlet currently available on Amazon Instant Video (Amz), DVD, iTunes, and Netflix:


Laurence Olivier
dir. Laurence Olivier
(1948)
Richard Burton
dir. John Gielgud
(1964)
Derek Jacobi
dir. Rodney Bennett
(1980)
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Kevin Kline
dir. Kevin Kline
(1990)
Mel Gibson
dir. Franco Zeffirelli
(1991)
Kenneth Branagh
dir. Kenneth Branagh
(1996)
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Ethan Hawke
dir. Michael Almereyda
(2000)
Campbell Scott
dir. Campbell Scott
(2000)
David Tennant
dir. Gregory Doran
(2009)
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