A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel and the most famous question in all of drama: Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will hold you spellbound. Hamlet has been called the greatest play in the English language, and this production from the world-renowned Stratford Festival “the most complete, most fulfilling, most satisfying in decades of theatergoing.” Jonathan Goad is witty and courageous in the title role, but also deeply human. The film excites and surprises at every turn, with a cast of some of the finest classical actors in the world bringing to life the most intense and heartbreaking relationships the stage has ever seen.
Hamlet was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre on September 22, 2015, using 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a sensational high-definition, surround-sound production. Additional “pick-up” shots of key performance elements were captured on stage immediately following the performance.