At one point, Chewbacca is seen holding C-3PO’s head in a manner similar to how Hamlet is often depicted holding Yorick’s skull – an intentional move on the part of the film’s director, Irvin Kershner.
The animated film, as it unravels, unaware of their own tragic fate.
Monsterpiece Theater, a recurring segment on the show, featured Mel Gibson as Hamlet in 1994.
Gibson repeated “words, words, words, while Elmo – who cannot read – looks at “pictures, pictures, pictures.” Countless numbers of television series have also paid homage to (and its multitude of spin-offs) is reputed to have included more Shakespeare references and plot lines than any other television series produced in the United States.
contains some direct parallels to the play, including the death of King Mufasa at the hands of his scheming brother, Scar.
Mufasa’s young son, Simba, is visited by his dead father’s ghost, and there is even comic relief provided by two supplemental characters – Timon and Pumba.
Although Denmark defeated Norway and the Norwegian throne fell to King Fortinbras's infirm brother, Denmark fears that an invasion led by the dead Norwegian king's son, Prince Fortinbras, is imminent.
On a cold night on the ramparts of Elsinore, the Danish royal castle, the sentries Bernardo and Marcellus discuss a ghost resembling the late King Hamlet which they have recently seen, and bring Prince Hamlet's friend Horatio as a witness.
Three different early versions of the play are extant: the First Quarto (Q1, 1603); the Second Quarto (Q2, 1604); and the First Folio (F1, 1623).
Each version includes lines and entire scenes missing from the others.