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The Arts This Week [12/11/1970]

Synopsis
As part of the Radio 3 arts programme broadcast on 12 November 1970, critic Michael Billington speaks to theatre and opera director Jonathan Miller about some of the staging difficulties for a production of Hamlet. Miller uses Freudian analysis to get to the heart of the characters and explains his views on the theme of corruption - both of the person and of the ‘rotten’ state of Denmark - that runs through the play.
Series
Arts This Week, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Year of production
1970
Notes
An audio clip of the programme is available on the BBC Archive website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8513.shtml?all=2&id=8513 (accessed 1/2010). The duration of the Shakespeare-related item is here given as 6 minutes 10 seconds.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing

Online availability

URI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8513.shtml?all=2&id=8513
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Jonathan Miller; Michael Billington

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

BBC Archive

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ External site opens in new window
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