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PBS' Great Performances to Air RSC's HAMLET, 4/28

PBS will be airing the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet on April 28. The production was filmed for television by the BBC as part of their Great Performances series.

Hamlet played in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 24 July - 15 November 2008 and at the Novello Theatre in London from 3 December 2008 - 10 January 2009.  the show featured David Tennant in the title role and was directed by Gregory Doran.  Additional cast members included Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Mariah Gale, John Woodvine, and Edward Bennett.

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With 2009-10 marking its 37th season on PBS, GREAT PERFORMANCES brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience.

The only continuing primetime performance showcase on American television, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries. With its programs garnering 64 Emmy Awards and four George Foster Peabody Awards, the series has received every major television honor.

Regardless of geographic or economic limitations, GREAT PERFORMANCES insures its audiences "the best seats in the house" with a roster of artists and performing arts companies that represent a "Who's Who" of excellence and virtuosity in the international performing arts.

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