US Screening for Hamlet

Recently recorded for broadcast on BBC Two in the UK – and likely a DVD release to beat all Shakespearean DVD releases – David Tennant’s Hamlet has been picked up by the PBS Great Performances series in the US.David Tennant as Hamlet in 2008

Variety reports that the filmed version of the 2009 stage success – which features all of the principle cast – is likely to be aired in 2010 on the PBS network.

Although there are no firm dates for broadcast or DVD release at either side of the Atlantic as yet, the smart money is on Tennant’s Hamlet being aired and issued on DVD at some point in 2009 – at which point the DVD will no doubt quickly appear in the national GCSE English Literature syllabus as a means of skipping the stuffy costumes and ornate language of Shakespeare and showing the intrinisic genius of the Bard’s work as performed by one of the most famous actors in the country.



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