Shakespeare's most famous play is one of the greatest stories in the literature of the world.
Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet's beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.
Hamlet is played by Simon Russell Beale. Imogen Stubbs plays Ophelia, Jane Lapotaire is Gertrude, and Bob Peck is Claudius. Polonius is played by Norman Rodway.
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You can read Shakespeare and get a lot out of it but until you see it or hear it, I don't think you're gonna experience it fully. I picked this up at my library and have been driving around with it for a month or so. Didn't want to keep checking it out so I copied it to my iMac. Went into iTunes to see if Arkangel had done any other of Shakespeare's plays. Will be buying Henry Part 1 & 2. The Arkangel recording of Hamlet is excellent and I'm assuming the others are just as good.