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Oct042016

Hamlet

Shakespeare Hamlet play. Directed 2016 by Simon Godwin at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stars Hiran Abeysekera (Horatio), Romayne Andrews (Osric/Sailor); Doreene Blackstock (Player Queen), Eke Chukwu (Voltemand), James Clooney (Rosencrantz), Bethan Cullinane (Guildenstern), Marième Diouf (Player/Cornelia), Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet), Kevin N. Golding (Bernardo/Player King/Captain/Priest), Marcus Griffiths (Laertes), Byron Mondahl (Professor of Wittenberg/English Ambassador), Tanya Moodie (Gertrude), Cyril Nri (Polonius), Theo Ogundipe (Marcellus/Lucianus/Fortinbras), Natalie Simpson (Ophelia), Clarence Smith (Claudius) Ewart James Walters (Ghost/Gravedigger), and Temi Wilkey (Francisca/Player/Gravedigger's Assistant). Set design by Paul Wills; lighting design by Paul Anderson; music by Sola Akingbola; music associate was Jon Nicholls; sound by Christopher Shutt; movement by Mbulelo Ndabeni; fights by Kevin McCurdy. Screen direction by Robin Lough; produced by John Wyver. Has a director's commentary. Released 2016, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

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