Shakespeare Film Series: "Hamlet" (1949)

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Sir Laurence Olivier directed and stars in "Hamlet" (1949). As the first non-American film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, its stark black and white designs reflect the desire to present the stories of Shakespeare as epics existing outside of time.

Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Runtime 155 minutes, not rated. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FILM SERIES, presented in conjunction with our current exhibition "Shakespeare in Print and Performance," at

Attendees may enter to win a copy of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as well as a DVD version featuring Mel Gibson. The program is free and open to the public; donations are welcome. Seating in the Ransom Center’s Prothro Theater is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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By: Harry Ransom Center

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