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Olivier's Shakespeare (Hamlet / Henry V / Richard III) (The Criterion Collection)
Dubbed the greatest actor of the twentieth century, Sir Laurence Olivier, the classically trained and majestically handsome English theater veteran, first transplanted his passion for Shakespeare to the big screen in the 1940s, and in so doing, allowed Elizabethan verse to break free of its stage-bound origins. Olivier directed only five films in his sixty-year career, yet his three Shakespeare adaptations (Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III), presented here together on DVD for the first time, are still widely considered the definitive film adaptations.
Hamlet (1990) (DVD)
Mel Gibson leads an all-star cast in William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, the story of Danish prince Hamlet.


Hamlet 1996 : Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh writes, directs and stars in this four-time Oscar® nominated classic Shakespeare saga about the melancholy Dane.
Hamlet (2000) - Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is joined by Julia Stiles and Bill Murray in a hip, thoroughly contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic story of passion. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead... and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder! Nobody is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet (Hawke). Now, after this hostile takeover, vengeance is in the air!
Hamlet (1948) - Sir Laurence Olivier
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier's Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare's beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired--both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself--as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world's greatest dramatists.
BBC Hamlet - Derek Jacobi
BBC presents Shakespeare's classic tale of betrayal, murder, and revenge. Rodney Bennett's television adaptation of Hamlet stars Derek Jacobi as the most complex of all Shakespeare’s characters. Prince Hamlet is told by his father's ghost that his uncle Claudius has murdered him and married his widow.
Hamlet - Campbell Scott


Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)
Hamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a "revenge tragedy," in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father's murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties.
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) (Volume 3)
Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.
Hamlet: A Norton Critical Edition
Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers.


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