Friday, February 4, 2011

DVD Set Pulls Back The Curtain on The Making of A Classic Shakespeare Production

"Discovering Hamlet" is a one-hour documentary (included in a 2 DVD set from Athena Learning) about the 1988 production of the classic Shakespeare play, starring Kenneth Branagh and directed by Derek Jacobi, with Patrick Stewart narrating. The filmmakers follow four weeks of rehearsal with an up-close look at how the cast members tackle their iconic parts. The DVD includes three hours of extras, including an in-depth interview with Jacobi and background details about the Danish prince.

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