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Hamlet 1910

5 mins Italy Director. Mario Caserini

This abbreviated version of the play features many of the most famous scenes, including Hamlet learning his father’s ghost has been seen, the players re-enacting the murder scene, Polonius’ death, Ophelia wandering into a river and Yorick’s skull.

Even so, this production from Italian company Cines is presented incomplete here, with the BFI’s surviving materials only representing 556ft from the 1,000ft original.

Directed by

Mario Caserini

Featuring

Fernanda Negri-pouget

Amleto Novelli

Genres

Costume drama

Collection

Shakespeare on Film

Released

1910

Country

Italy

Language

English

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