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Free Screening at Vashon Theatre: Hamlet (1948)

Vashon Theatre would like to thank the community of Vashon as well as the members of Island Greentech for two great years of Digital Projection. Following on the heels of last year’s screening of the 1948 Oscar Winning Best Picture “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, we will be showing the 1949 Oscar Winning Best Picture “Hamlet”.  Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet won 4 Oscars, as well as had another13 wins & 4 nominations including winning Best Picture at the Golden Globes. The Vashon Theatre is grateful to be a part of this community and we hope you will come out and celebrate with us.

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director:Laurence Olivier
Writer:William Shakespeare (by)
Stars:Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie|

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. Claudius, brother to the King, conniving with the Queen, poisons the monarch and seizes the throne, taking the widowed Gertrude for his bride. Hamlet, son of the murdered King, mournful of his father’s death and mother’s hasty marriage, is confronted by the ghost of the late King who reveals the manner of his murder. Seeking revenge, Hamlet recreates the monstrous deed in a play with the help of some traveling actors to torment the conscience of the evil Claudius. In a visit with his mother, Hamlet expresses his anger and disappointment concerning her swiftly untimed marriage. Thinking a concealed spy in his mother’s chamber to be the lurking Claudius, he mistakenly kills the meddling counselor, Polonius, father of Ophelia and Laertes. Claudius, on the pretext that Hamlet will be endangered by his subjects for the murder of Polonius, sends the prince to England.

Hamlet (1948)
Free Screening at Vashon Theatre
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm
155 min - Drama - 12 August 1948