The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1311  Thursday, 17 December 1998.

From:           Christine Mack Gordon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 16 Dec 1998 10:17:27 CST6CDT
Subject:        Update on Ethan Hawke's Contemporary Hamlet

I just received this on another listserv. --Chris Gordon

Hawke 'Hamlet' to be Miramax

NEW YORK-Miramax Films has acquired all rights to double A films'
"Hamlet," a modern update of the Shakespearean tragedy starring Ethan
Hawke as a brooding filmmaker and heir to the Denmark Corp. Set in New
York, the film also stars Kyle McLachlan as Claudius, Sam Shepard as the
ghost of Hamlet's father, Diane Venora as Gertrude and Bill Murray as
Polonius. Michael Almereyda, who helmed the vampire tale "Nadja" and
Trimark's upcoming mummy movie "Trance," adapted the Bard's play and

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