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Hamlet

Synopsis
A full-text radio production of the play, co-produced by the BBC and the Renaissance Theatre Company. Features Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet, Derek Jacobi and Claudius, Judi Dench as Gertrude, and John Gielgud as the Ghost.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Year of release
1992
Transmission details
26 Apr 1992 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
235 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Glyn Dearman; Kenneth Branagh
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Patrick Doyle
Cast
Kenneth BranaghHamlet
Derek JacobiClaudius
Judi DenchGertrude
Richard BriersPolonius
Sophie ThompsonOphelia
Abigail ReynoldsLady
Christopher RavenscroftGuildenstern
Emma ThompsonPlayer Queen
Gerard HoranRosencrantz
James SimmonsFortinbras
James WilbyLaertes
John GielgudGhost
Mark HadfieldGravedigger (2)
Michael ElphickGravedigger (1)
Michael HordernPlayer King
Michael WilliamsHoratio
Paul GregoryBarnardo
Richard CliffordOsric
Shaun PrendergastVoltemand

Additional Details

Theatre company
Renaissance Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Radio Hamlet, A

Notes

Notes
The audio cassette was released by Random House in April 1992, a CD followed on 1 November 1993.
History
The production was broadcast on the 60th anniversary of Gielgud’s first radio Hamlet. The following evening on Radio 3 Perry Pontac’s blank verse play HAMLET, PART 2 was broadcast.
Textual information
Based on the First Folio, with additions and amendments from the Second Quarto.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Reviews
For more information on the production and Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company see Paul Donovan’s review "Baby Grand Old Man", Sunday Times, April 19 1992.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Renaissance Theatre Company

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Random House Audio Publishing

Web
http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/ External site opens in new window
Name

Retail outlets

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