Hamlet Essay | Hamlet: the Play Vs. the Film

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Hamlet.
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Hamlet: the Play Vs. the Film

Summary: This essay compares William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to Franco Zefferelli's film of "Hamlet" staring Mel Gibson. It discusses such elements as theme, plot, story line, and characters.
Hamlet, as directed by Franco Zefferelli, is an effective adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. First of all, the film Hamlet remains chronologically parallel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. One could read along in the play while watching the film at the same time. Also, all of the characters in the film are presented accurately. The character's looks, dialogue, and actions all coincide with Shakespeare's descriptions. Zefferelli's version of Hamlet does leave out some specific parts that appear in Shakespeare's writing. In Shakespeare's play, these segments help to enhance the reader's understanding of the overall plot. By leaving them out of the film, Zefferelli is not ruining the story line of Hamlet. When making an adaptation of a great piece of literature, it is impossible to include every little detail without making an extremely long film. Overall, Franco Zefferelli's adaptation of Hamlet is an effective and powerful...

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