Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies, Mariah Gale
Director: Gregory Doran
Genres: Drama, Television
David Tennant and Patrick Stewart star in this critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare?s masterpiece from Britain?s renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitem... more »
the essay queen | santa monica | 08/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having studied Shakespeare my entire adult life, (my Masters Degree is from the Shakespeare Institute in England) I was thrilled that instead of mouthing along the lines of Hamlet, David Tennant breathed new life into this production. He was a revelation as was Patrick Stewart and the rest of the cast. I felt like I was hearing the play for the first time. I have been raving about this performance for weeks and am responsible for other people purchasing it. What a thrill."
AMY L VANDEWATER | Macon, Georgia United States | 08/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very understandable version of "Hamlet". Modern dress can be a bit startling at first if you're not expecting it, makes the play a bit more accessible however, and it doesn't seem overdone as a "statement" or anything like that. All of the cast do an absolutely awesome job. The Ghost is very vivid and actually a good bit scary, both due to the acting and the excellent camera work. The portrayal of Horatio is the best I've ever seen. He's not flat as in some productions but a recognizable, and sympathetic, character. Stewart is absolutely stunning as Claudius; it's honestly not apparent he is indeed guilty until he actually confesses. He's that smooth. The best way to sum up this production imho is to say that, even if you've seen "Hamlet" before, or read the play, and know how it ends, suspension of disbelief works so well in this production, you're not entirely sure it really is going to end the way you know it must. And, you're certainly *hoping* it won't the entire time."