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My Final Version of the Ghost Scene of 'Hamlet'.

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Luke Morley 11 GV My Final Version of the Ghost Scene of 'Hamlet' We have been studying the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare. We have read the original text as well as watching three film versions of the play one by Zefferelli, Branagh and Almieda. We have been concentrating mainly on the ghost scenes in these three films. We also worked on an unusual ghost scene, which we made into a comical ghost scene in a little booklet. I have chosen to do a film production. I have chosen to do this because after watching the three film versions of the ghost scene it has given me ideas of costumes, settings and how to produce the ghost to make him stand ...read more.


On this ghost scene at first the only lighting will be Hamlets candle as he is walking towards the cellar/basement staircase, and then when the ghost appears I want the lighting to be a pale blue, with a slight mist in the air to show the coldness and darkness of this scene. I will be using quite a few camera techniques during this scene. When either Hamlet or the ghost are talking I will have close up shots of just there faces, I will have the camera focus onto Hamlet's face when the ghost says something to describe the murder which will then lead the a flashback of that image, and then to see the Hamlet's facial reactions of that image. ...read more.


I chose to do a film production of the ghost scene from 'Hamlet' because there are more options available to choose to add into your film production such as special effects and computer animation. I thought that the play 'Hamlet' was a very good play, it was very realistic in the way that it was set, it was very creative and imaginative. I enjoyed the play as there was always some sort of tension or action and it never got boring, so the play is good because it keeps your attention all the time so you don't get bored and discard it. ...read more.

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