Hamlet: Prince of Denmark (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for Hamlet: Prince of Denmark Using the "New Cambridge" text, as used by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this is an unabridged version of Shakespeare's most often performed play, "Hamlet ". The production features music by Gorecki, Lutoslawski, Holmboe, Sorensen and Tansman.
- Published: 01 October 2000
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9789626341247 ISBN 10: 9626341246
- Sales rank: 478,845
Full description for Hamlet: Prince of Denmark
Among Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble performance. Three generations of legendary leading actors, many of whom first assembled for the Oscar-winning film "Henry" V, gather here to perform the rarely heard complete version of the play. This clear, subtly nuanced, stunning dramatization, presented by The Renaissance Theatre Company in association with "Bbc" Broadcasting, features such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and Christopher Ravenscroft. It combines a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent Shakespearen classic vividly to life. Revealing new riches with each listening, this production of "Hamlet" is an invaluable aid for students, teachers and all true lovers of Shakespeare -- a recording to be treasured for decades to come.