Last December, nearly a million U.K. viewers tuned in to see the BBC broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of the acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet. Now it’s our turn, courtesy of PBS’s Great Performances, which will be airing it 4/28.
David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as the brooding Prince of Denmark, along with Patrick Stewart as Claudius, in this contemporary (Hamlet wears jeans!) production. Trust us, it’s not one to be missed: Both stars—who reprised their roles from the stage—masterfully take on their parts with such force and vigor (and occasionally great humor) that it might make even those who have seen or read the play countless times feel as though they’re watching something brand new. Best of all, if you forget to set your DVR, PBS will be airing the film in its entirety online.
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