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Hamlet

Synopsis
The Arkangel series consists of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, uncut, fully-dramatised and accompanied by original music. Based on the text of the Pelican Shakespare editions. A performance with Simon Russell Beale as Hamlet, Imogen Stubbs as Ophelia, Jane Lapotaire as Gertrude, Bob Peck as Claudius, and Norman Rodway as Polonius.
Series
Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1998
Duration
415 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Clive Brill
Producer
Bill Shepherd; Tom Treadwell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominque Le Gendre
Cast
Simon Russell BealeHamlet
Bob PeckClaudius
Jane LapotaireGertrude
Norman RodwayPolonius
Imogen StubbsOphelia
Alan WestawayBarnardo
Alex Boyd-WilliamsCornelius
Alex Boyd-WilliamsReynaldo
Chook SibtainFortinbras
Clarence SmithGuildenstern
Clifford RosePlayer King
Damian LewisLaertes
John McAndrewRosencrantz
Nicholas MonuVoltemand
Nicholas MurchieLucianus
Nicholas MurchiePrologue
Nicholas RoweOsric
Nicholas RoweMarcellus
Paul JessonGhost
Paul JessonGravedigger
Steven O’NeillPlayer Queen

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Cassette released 1998; CD 2003.
Reviews
For an assessment of the sound recordings from Arkangel, the Marlowe Society (Rylands) and the Caedmon Shakespeare Recording Society (Sackler) see Lanier, Douglas ‘Shakespeare on the Record’ in Hodgdon, Barbara & Worthen, W.B. (eds) A Companion to Shakespeare in Performance (Malden: Blackwell, 2005), pp415-436

Production Company

Name

Penguin Audiobooks

Email
audio@penguin.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7010 3067
Fax
020 7010 6695
Address
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Penguin Direct

Email
customer.service@penguin.co.uk
Web
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Fax
020 8757 4030
Address
Bath Road
Harmondsworth
Middx
UB7 0DA
Name

Retail outlets

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