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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording using three cameras of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1993 production of Hamlet directed by Adrian Noble with Kenneth Branagh in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
9 Mar 1993
Duration
231 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Kenneth BranaghHamlet
John ShrapnelClaudius
Jane LapotaireGertrude
David BradleyPolonius
Joanne PearceOphelia
Anthony DousePriest
Anthony DouseBarnardo
Clifford RoseGhost
David BirrellLucianus
David BirrellFrancisco
Guy HenryOsric
Howard CrossleyGravedigger (2)
Hugh BonnevilleLaertes
Jonathan NewthPlayer King
Kenn SabbertonMessenger
Kenn SabbertonCaptain
Richard ClothierCornelius
Richard MooreGravedigger (1)
Rob EdwardsHoratio
Sian RadingerPlayer Queen
Tim HudsonMarcellus
Virginia Denham 

Additional Details

Theatre
Barbican Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night Barbican 18 December 1992 and at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 18 March 1993.
Reviews
Crowl, Samuel Shakespeare Bulletin 12, no. 4 (1994) pp 5-8 (interview with Branagh).

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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