New York - March 3, 2010 - This May, experience William Shakespeare’s greatest work... more »
New York - March 3, 2010 - This May, experience William Shakespeare’s greatest work like never before as the BBC releases to DVD the star-studded theatrical event, Hamlet. Featuring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart (X-Men trilogy, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Claudius, no recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and resounding praise as this engrossing masterpiece from the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph, “without doubt one of the finest productions of Hamlet I have ever seen, led by an actor of extraordinary courage and charisma who has made a persuasive claim to true greatness.” Tennant’s interpretation was recognized as defining the role for a generation, and Stewart’s complex Claudius won the Olivier award, Britain’s highest stage honor.
Airing on PBS’s Great Performances April 28, 2010, and arriving on DVD just two days later, Tennant and Stewart reprise their stage roles in this specially shot screen version - filmed on location rather than in the theater - which breathes new life into Shakespeare’s greatest play.