This is a well paced Hamlet. Filmed in The Round House, Camden, London, England, UK. Is minimalist and depends on acting to carry the play. We never see Old Hamlet so again we depend on acting.
Another thing that sets this presentation above most is not the words we all know by heart but the way the lines are delivered and that which is not said but implied. This version also leaves in the politics that wrap the "The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark." We forget that Hamlets problem take place in a larger political arena.
I did notice that all the males and none of the females exhibit a full beard.
Well with the exception of Rosencrantz or Guildenstern.
A synopsis, Old Hamlet conquered Old Fortinbras seizing Fortinbras' land. Now that Old Hamlet is dead, Young Fortinbras wants his land back and is willing to take it by force. Meanwhile back in Dänemark Prince Hamlet who is excessively grieving the loss of his father, the king, gets an interesting insight from his father's ghost. Looks like Old Hamlet was a victim of a "murder most foul"; it appears his mother and uncle were in cahoots on the murder. On top of that they even get married before the funeral meats are cold.
Everyone will have a different favorite presentation written or acted. Yet this version stands alone as unique and worth adding to your library.