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The second "Hamlet" programme analyses the hero's state of mind as he faces death. Brian Stone introduces scenes and speeches from throughout the play and, by juxtaposing thera, shows th...e correspondences "between the different sections which deal with fate, action and death. The programme includes nany of the soliloquies the gravedigger scene and the final moment of Hamlet's death. It raises the question as to what kind of hero Hamlet is and also, by inference, what genre the play itself is written in. As with the first programme, much of the material of this programme is touched on in the correspondence unit but the programme's argument is fully comprehensible to anyone who hasn't read the unit. The cast Hamlet. Tom Chadbon, Horatio. Richard O'Callaghan, Gravedigger. Robert Gillespie, Osric Colin Baker, Lord John Crocker.
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Module code and title: A100, Humanities: a foundation course
Item code: A100; 24
First transmission date: 11-07-1971
Published: 1971
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Duration: 00:25:22
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Producer: Richard Callanan
Contributors: Colin Baker; Tom Chadbon; John Crocker; Robert Gillespie; Richard O'Callaghan; Brian Stone
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Hamlet; Horatio; Shakespeare
Footage description: Hamlet speaks. Act V. Brian Stone outlines programme and comments briefly on the development of Hamlet's character throughout the play. Horatio speaks. Brian Stone on Horatio. Ghost's revelation to Hamlet. Act I Brian Stone on Horatio. Hamlet on way to England. Act IV, scene IV. Hamlet after graveyard scene, Act V Hamlet after 1st players speech, Act II. Brian Stone comments. Hamlet speaks. Brian Stone comments and introduces the graveyard scene. Graveyard scene. Hamlet, Horatio, and Gravedigger. First scene with players, Act II. Hamlet, Signoria, Donatello's "Judith and Holofernes" and Michelangelo's "David". Graveyard scene. Hamlet, Horatio and Gravedigger. Brian Stone comments. Start of final scene Hamlet and Horatio. Part of closet scene. Hamlet, Queen, Polonius. After graveyard scene, Act V, Hamlet, Horatio, Waiting for the ghost, Act I. Brian Stone comments. Final scene. Hamlet, Horatio, and Osric.
Master spool number: 6LT/70131
Production number: 00520_1324
Videofinder number: 2435
Available to public: no