Shakespeare Unbard, Episode 22: All is not rotten in the state of Denmark - until Hamlet comes along and messes it all up


Hamlet is an extraordinary play but we would being doing Shakespeare a service if we stopped talking about it all the time. In Episode 22 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel does Shakespeare a disservice and talks about the Bard's most famous work. In this episode you'll hear excerpts and clips from:


  • Brill, Clive. Hamlet. Arkangel, 2008.

  • Stoppard, Tom. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Cinecom Pictures, 1990.

  • Shakespeare, William.  Hamlet (The Riverside Shakespeare). Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.

Films discussed:

  • Almereyda, Michael. Hamlet. Buena Vista Pictures, 2000.
  • Bennett, Rodney. Hamlet. BBC, 1980.
  • Branagh, Kenneth. Hamlet. Columbia Pictures, 1996.
  • Olivier, Laurence. Hamlet. Universal-International, 1948.
  • Zeffirelli, Franco. Hamlet. Warner Brothers, 1990.

Still craving more Hamlet? Listen to this amazing episode of "This American Life" in which a group of convicts explore the play.

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