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Actor and Director Kenneth Branagh on His Comprehensive Version of "Hamlet"

Branagh stars in the new film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." There's a companion book to the new film "Hamlet" which includes the screenplay, introduction, and film diary. Branagh's other films include adaptations of Shakespeare's "Henry the Fifth," with himself in the title role, Othello, playing Iago, "Dead Again," a psychological thriller starring Branagh and Emma Thompson, and "Much Ado About Nothing," also starring himself. Branagh was born in Northern Ireland, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Other segments from the episode on January 7, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 7, 1997: Interview with Kenneth Branagh; Review of the CD box set "The 1903 Columbia Grand Opera Series."


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