Director: Kirk Browning, Kevin Kline Cast: MacIntyre Dixon, Rene Rivera


Kevin Kline directed this television adaptation of the New York Shakespeare Festival's 1990 production of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, in which Kline also stars as the melancholy Danish prince. Deeply saddened by the death of his father, Hamlet (Kline) is shocked to discover his mother, Queen Gertrude (Dana Ivey), has already taken a new husband, Claudius (Brian Murray), the brother of the late King. Visited by the shade of his late father, Hamlet is told that Claudius rose to his new status through murder, and the son is soon torn over what action he should take; meanwhile, Ophelia (Diane Venora) descends into madness. This adaptation of Hamlet was originally produced for PBS, where it first aired in 1990.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
UPC: 8712273120041
Original Release: 1990
Source: Imports
Region Code: 2

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
MacIntyre Dixon Francisco,Gravedigger,Player
Rene Rivera Bernardo,Lucianus
Peter Francis James Horatio
Dana Ivey Gertrude
Michael Cumpsty Laertes
Diane Venora Ophelia
Kevin Kline Hamlet
Reg E. Cathey Guildenstern
Clement Fowler Player King/Lord
Tanny Mc Donald Player Queen/Lady-in-Waiting
Larry Green Norwegian Captain,Soldier
Joseph M. Costa Soldier
Tom Klunis Voltemand
David Landon Soldier
Brian Murray Claudius
Josef Sommer Polonius
Leo Burmeister Osric

Technical Credits
Kirk Browning Director
Kevin Kline Director
John Arnone Production Designer
Bob James Score Composer
Robin Wagner Production Designer

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