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Shakespeare and Kronborg

1149_0112

Director
Jørgen Roos and Erling Schroeder

Release
1950

Country
Denmark

Other titles
Shakespeare og Kronborg (DK - original title)

Category
Documentary

Running time 
10 min.

Technical data
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w - sound

About the movie

/Shakespeare and Kronborg

The film shows Kronborg as it must have looked to Shakespeare when he visited the castle, if indeed he did, three centuries ago. The filmmakers run with the idea of Shakespeare visiting Hamlet’s Castle and give it filmic expression. The past returns as King Frederik II and his court gather in the Great Hall to watch a play by Shakespeare. In the wings stands the Bard of Avon and, as the past fades away, only he remains in the hall. A look into the castle-yard gives him proof of his plays’ immortality.

Credits

/Shakespeare and Kronborg

Production company Teknisk Film Compagni for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor  Statens Filmcentral
Release date and place 22.3. 1950 / World Cinema (presentation for invited audience)


Directed by 

Jørgen Roos  Director 
Erling Schroeder Theatre Director


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenplay 
Jørgen Roos Screenplay
Kai Friis Møller Writer of narration


Cinematography by

Arne Jensen Camera Operator


Sound by 

Knud Hjortø  Sound 


Music by 

Leif Kayser  Composer 
Erik Tuxen Conductor


Cast

Olaf Ussing Shakespeare 
Erik Mørk Hamlet
Annemette Svendsen Ofelia
Lasse Steen Hansen Rosalinde
Jørgen Veith Celia
Jakob Nielsen
Ib Fürst
Ego Brønnum-Jacobsen
Ebba With
Karl Roos Speaker
         

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