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Nov 9, 2022

We've reached the end of our Hamlet series! As always, to wrap up our study of a play, we are looking at a handful of noteworthy adaptations and critiquing them. With Hamlet, there were so many great ones to choose from (ahem, The Lion King), but to keep this episode from being as long as the play we stuck to the following: 

  • Grigori Kozinstev's 1964 Russian film adaptation
  • Kenneth Branagh's 1996 Hamlet film adaptation
  • Royal Shakespeare Company's 2016 production starring Paapa Essiedu

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Works referenced:

Branagh, Kenneth, and David Barron. Hamlet: A Kenneth Branagh Film. Sony Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Kozint︠s︡ev Grigoriĭ, et al. Hamlet. Kozinstev's Hamlet (1964), Sovexportfilm, 1963, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McKuFBAp_i8. Accessed 4 Nov. 2022.

Shakespeare, William. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet. Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, 2016, https://video.broadwayhd.com/movies/hamlet?display=portrait. Accessed 4 Nov. 2022.