Hamlet (1603)

Creators

William Shakespeare (writer).

Subject

Stand, and unfold yourself.

References here: Gateway (1977), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Black-Adder II (1986), The Lion King (1994).

fiction play poetry text

Adaptation:

Hamlet (1948) IMDb

Commentary

Poorly shot, drab settings and spandex (11 years before it was invented, no less). It was a different era when something this uptight could win Best Picture.

fiction moving picture

Adaptation:

Hamlet (1996) IMDb