Monday, May 3, 2010

View David Tennant's Hamlet for Free at

Hamlet. Dir. Gregory Doran. Perf. David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies, and Mariah Gale. 2009. DVD. BBC Warner 2010.

Now's your change to beat Bardfilm to the punch and watch the David Tennant / Patrick Stewart Hamlet for free (Bardfilm hasn't seen it yet)! Hurrah for PBS, which has made the film available in its entirety through Great Performances.

Alternately, you may buy the DVD (its release date is 4 May 2010—tomorrow, if you're reading this on 3 May 2010—today or yesterday or Tuesday fortnight if you're reading this on some other date—the fact that dates may vary is only to be expected when Doctor Who plays Hamlet) by clicking on the image below.

Links: The Film at IMDB. Watch the film at Great Performances.

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