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Hamlet

Synopsis
A three-hour production of the play recorded at the Delacorte Theatre, New York as part of the New York City Shakespeare Festival. The long broadcast was in part to honour Shakespeare’s quatercentenary. The production was directed for stage by Joseph Papp and for television by Bruce Minnix. Alfred Ryder is Hamlet.
Series
Shakespeare in the Park
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Transmission details
17 Jun 1964 at 20:00 (Channel: WCBS-TV)
Duration
180 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
Bruce M. Minnix; Joseph Papp
Producer
Larry Paulus
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Amram
Production Design
Ming Cho Lee
Costume
Theoni V. Aldredge
Cast
Alfred RyderHamlet
Howard Da SilvaClaudius
Nan MartinGertrude
Staats CotsworthPolonius
Julie HarrisOphelia
Chet LondonGuildenstern
Clifford DavidLaertes
Gammell. RobinFrancisco
Gammell. RobinGravedigger
Gammell. RobinPlayer (2)
Ian CameronRosencrantz
John RandolphGravedigger (1)
Lou PolanGhost
Michael AlaimoPlayer (3) (Player)
Michael M. RyanFortinbras
Morris ErbyBarnardo
Norman MacDonaldOsric
Richard SmithiesReynaldo
Stacy KeachMarcellus
Stacy KeachPlayer (1)
Tom KlunisHoratio

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival

Notes

General
Ryder was suffering from laryngitis when this recording was made.
History
The production ran 16 June-4 July 1964.
Reviews
A review article of the stage production by Marlies K. Danziger, Shakespeare Quarterly 15 91964), pp419-22.

Production Company

Name

CBS Television

Record Stats

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