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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recordings using two cameras of the English Touring Theatre’s punk production of Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse, London, on 25 November 1993, with Alan Cumming as Hamlet and Eleanor Bron as Gertrude. Directed by Stephen Unwin, designer Bunny Christie.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
25 Nov 1993
Duration
191 mins

Credits

Director
Stephen Unwin
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Corin Buckeridge
Contributor
Bunny Christie
Cast
Alan CummingHamlet
Pip DonaghyClaudius
Eleanor BronGertrude
Trevor BaxterPolonius
Hilary LyonOphelia
Alexander NashRosencrantz
Alexander NashAmbassador
Andrew BallingtonOsric
Andrew BallingtonPlayer Queen
David JoyceFortinbras
David JoyceGuildenstern
James BarriscaleReynaldo
James BarriscaleBarnardo
James BarriscaleReynaldo
Mark AnsteeLaertes
Ric MorganPlayer King
Ric MorganGhost
Roger HyamsHoratio
William KeyPriest
William KeyMarcellus

Additional Details

Theatre
Donmar Warehouse
Theatre company
English Touring Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Separate camera recordings also available. Poor sound quality.
History
Evening performance recorded.
Awards
Alan Cumming nominated for the Shakespeare Globe Award.

Archive

Name

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

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