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Season 37, Episode 12 Hamlet

First Aired: April 28, 2010

William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," starring David Tennant as the Danish prince who asks "to be, or not to be?" and Patrick Stewart as Hamlet's uncle Claudius, who became king and married Hamlet's mother (Penny Downie) following the death of Hamlet's father. Hamlet, of course, is visited by his father's ghost, who tells him that Claudius murdered him and demands that Hamlet avenge his death.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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