Hamlet (DVD) - Royal Shakespeare Company

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Hamlet (DVD) - Royal Shakespeare Company

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeares searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own morality in an imperfect world. an utterly engaging performance by Paapa Essiedu. (The Times) This is a landmark production; Paapa Essiedu is the first black actor to play Hamlet for the RSC in its 55-year history. He is charismatic, capricious and compelling: an impulsive, arresting presence at the heart of a production that reframes the dilemmas in the play by setting it in an unnamed African state. (The Financial Times)

Actors: Eke Chukwu, Doreene Blackstock, Romayne Andrews, Royal Shakespeare Company, Hiran Abeysekera
Directors: Robin Lough
Format: Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2016
Run Time: 180 minutes

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