Richard Burton| Svend Gade | Johnston Forbes-Robertson


(1.4.8 - 50)
"What does this mean my lord. . . . Oh answer me."

SVEND GADE HAMLET  (back to top)

In Svend Gade's film version, we are never shown a scene on the castle ramparts. Instead, much of the information that Shakespeare gives us in 1.4 and 1.5 appears in the film in altered form and in other contexts. Actions merely described in the text are sometimes enacted in the film; and sometimes specific moments in the play inspire entirely new scenes and sequences.

(1.4.94; 1.4.8 - 126)
When Hamlet receives news of her father's death, her fellow schoolmates attempt to restrain her flight.
"Unhand me Gentlemen:/ By Heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me."


(1.4.1 - 42)
"The air bites shrewdly, it is very cold. . . . Look my Lord, it comes!"

(1.4.43 - 62)
"Angels and ministers of grace defend us!. . . . Nay, let's follow him. Exeunt."