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Hamlet

Synopsis
Joseph Papp’s 1990 New York Shakespeare Festival modern dress production of the play, broadcast in the Great Performances series on WNET. Kevin Kline is Hamlet.
Series
Broadway Classic Collection
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2004
Transmission details
2 Nov 1990 (Channel: WNET)
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Production Design
Robin Wagner
Costume
Martin Pakledinaz
Cast
Brian MurrayClaudius
Dana IveyGertrude
Josef SommerPolonius
Clement FowlerPlayer King
Leo BurmesterOsric
Michael CumpstyLaertes
Peter Francis JamesHoratio
Philip GoodwinRosencrantz
Reg E. CatheyGuildenstern
Susan GabrielPlayer Queen

Additional Details

Theatre
Public/Anspacher Theatre, New York
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival
Related items
In the Classroom: Kevin Kline and Joseph Papp Discuss ‘Hamlet’

Notes

Notes
The production was videotaped by Theatre on Film an Tape (TOFT) from a performance given on May 7, 1986 at the Newman Theatre and is available for onsite viewing.
Reviews
Maher, Mary Z. Shakespeare on Film Newsletter 15, no. 2 (1991) p11-12.

Production Company

Name

Broadway Theatre Archive

Web
http://www.BroadwayArchive.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Name

New York Shakespeare Festival

Name

WNET

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
Ceased trading in 2018.
Name

Retail outlets

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