Peter Brook’s Hamlet


A screen recording of Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, performed at the Bouffe du Nord Theatre in Paris The production is staged on a rectangle of red-orange cloth with only a couple of benches and a scattering of multi-coloured cushions, accompanied by a haunting soundscape ranging from muffled bells to birds in flight. Speeches and scenes are reassigned and roles are frequently doubled or tripled.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Knowledge
  • Duration: 2'12'09''
  • Broadcast date: 2002

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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