What's the Difference between Hamlet the Book and Hamlet the Movie?

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Author: William Shakespeare

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Released: 2000
Director: Michael Almereyda
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In the Book In the Movie
Hamlet
Hamlet
Portrayed by: Ethan Hawke
Claudius
Claudius
Portrayed by: Kyle MacLachlan
Gertrude
Gertrude
Portrayed by: Diana Venora
Ghost
Ghost
Portrayed by: Sam Shepard
Laertes
Laertes
Portrayed by: Liev Schreiber
Ophelia
Ophelia
Portrayed by: Julia Stiles
Polonius
Polonius
Portrayed by: Bill Murray
Marcella
Marcellus
Portrayed by: Paula Malcomson
Rosencrantz
Rosencrantz
Portrayed by: Steve Zahn
Guildenstern
Guildenstern
Portrayed by: Dechen Thurman
Hamlet Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Elsinore Castle is the seat of power of Denmark's crown It is Hotel Elsinore, the headquarters of Denmark Corporation
   Hamlet says the To Be Or Not To Be speech at home He watches a film of famed Buddhist teacher Thich Naht Hanh
   The Mousetrap is a play Hamlet has a group of Players put on It is a video montage created by Hamlet himself
   Marcellus is a guard He's reimagined as Marcella, Horatio's girlfriend
   Ophelia throws around flowers as insane instead of carrying around actual flowers, she carries around polaroid photos of flowers. As she's an amateur photographer
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