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Hamlet

Synopsis
National Theatre recording, on a single, fixed camera, of the production directed by John Caird and designed by Tim Hatley. Simon Russell Beale as Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
4 Sep 2000
Duration
205 incl. 20min interval

Credits

Director
John Caird
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Tim Hatley
Cast
Simon Russell BealeHamlet
Peter McEneryClaudius
Sara KestelmanGertrude
Denis QuilleyPolonius
Cathryn BradshawOphelia
Chloe AngharadPlayer
Chloe AngharadGentlewoman (Lady)
Christopher StainesRosencrantz
Denis QuilleyGravedigger
Edward GowerFrancisco
Edward GowerReynaldo
Guy LankesterLaertes
Janet Spencer-TurnerPlayer Queen
Ken OxtobyPriest
Ken OxtobyBarnardo
Martin ChamberlainMarcellus
Michael WildmanOsric
Michael WildmanPlayer
Sylvester MorandPlayer King
Sylvester MorandGhost

Additional Details

Theatre
Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A second recording was made (matinee performance) 23 June 2001. Hamlet: The Cuts (3 July 2001), a Platform discussion of the rehearsal and editing process behind the production: John Caird with Sara Kestelman, Peter McEnery and Simon Russell Beale, is available for on-site listening at the National Theatre.
History
Opening night 15 July 2000. The production later toured in the US with some casting changes. Evening performance recorded.
Textual information
The Fortinbras scenes were cut in this production.
Reviews
For a selection of reviews visit http://website-archive.nt-online.org/productions/rd/more/hamlet.html.

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-the-national-theatre/archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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