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המלט BBC 1980

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.*IMDB  דירוג 8.1

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"There can be no such thing as a definitive Hamlet, let alone Hamlet. Nonetheless this relatively uncut version is the standard by which the Murphy family for many years tended to judge performances of Shakespeares most famous play.

This simple production boasts one of the finest collection of Shakespearean actors ever assembled.

Jacobis Prince of Denmark is a complex and embittered intellectual, whose occasional bursts of love, faith and even fury are transformed within an instant into weary skepticism. His first resort in any dilemma is to let fire with irony on his nearest and dearest. In a way, though hardly innovative—too many actors seem desperated to find (or invent) something wholly new in this too-famous character— Jacobi is giving us a very postmodern, almost deconstructed Hamletattractive, sensitive, even high-minded on the surface, but underneath a man whose sanity and even noble intentions are ultimately untrustworthy.

Patrick Stewart portrays a Claudius wholly up to the challenge of overturning Hamlets world. No lecherous drunkard he, as in many production, but the capable CEO of the troubled state of Denmark.

Claire Bloom is the most beautiful, regal and sympathetic Gertrude Ive ever seen. Hamlet misjudges her, too, if he thinks this woman is too old for passion. She is also a queen worth killing for, making Patrick Stewarts job of finding Claudius motivations all the easier."

(Debra Murphy)


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Hamlet Derek Jacobi BBC 1980