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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 staging of Hamlet directed by Simon Godwin with a predominately all-black cast and Paapa Essiedu in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Year of production
2016
Notes
"Theatrical history was made last night in Stratford. For the first time since it came into being in 1961, the RSC has given the role of Hamlet to a black actor". Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph, 22 March 2016.
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors
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Pappa Essiedu on His Ghanaian-Influenced Hamlet at the RSC

Credits

Director
Simon Godwin
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Sola Akingbola
Production Design
Paul Wills
Cast
Bethan Cullinane 
Byron Mondahl 
Clarence Smith 
Cyril Nri 
Doreene Blackstock 
Eke Chukwu 
Ewart James Walters 
Hiran Abeysekera 
James Cooney 
Kevin N. Golding 
Marcus Griffiths 
Marième Diouf 
Natalie Simpson 
Paapa Essiedu 
Romayne Andrews 
Tanya Moodie 
Temi Wilkey 
Theo Ogundipe 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

Distributor

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company, Mail Order

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk/buyonline/shopping/index.asp?category=65&sessionid=958647199122126557164598758&deptnum=2 External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 748114
Fax
01789 748115
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6B
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