Filmed on location in an abandoned seminary in north London, this striking television film captures the essence of Gregory Doranís 2008 modern-dress staging. David Tennantís quicksilver characterisation is central to a reading that imagines Elsinore as a world of surveillance and spying.
Other standouts in the distinguished case include Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Penny Downie (Gertrude), Mariah Gale (Ophelia) and Oliver Ford Davies as an incomparable Polonius.
Please note, this screening has a 20 minute interval.
Directed by Gregory Doran UK 2009 Dir Gregory Doran Total running time approximately 205 min including interval
Curated by John Wyver, RSC Director of Screen Productions, in association with the Barbican
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