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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording of the Almeida Theatre Company’s 1995 production of Hamlet, directed for stage by Jonathan Kent with Ralph Fiennes in the title role. Videotaped for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
19 Jul 1995
Duration
164 mins

Credits

Director
Jonathan Kent
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jonathan Dove
Production Design
Peter J. Davison
Costume
James Acheson
Contributor
Richard Stucker
Cast
Ralph FiennesHamlet
James LaurensonClaudius
Francesca AnnisGertrude
Peter EyrePolonius
Tara FitzgeraldOphelia
Colin MaceBarnardo
Damian LewisLaertes
David MelvilleReynaldo
Gilly GilchristFrancisco
Gilly GilchristLucianus
James WallaceRosencrantz
Nicholas PalliserOsric
Nicholas RoweGuildenstern
Rupert Penry-JonesFortinbras
Terence RigbyGhost
Terence RigbyPlayer King
Terence RigbyGravedigger

Additional Details

Theatre
Belasco Theatre, New York City
Theatre company
Almeida Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Almeida. Jonathan Kent

Notes

History
The production was first staged at the Hackney Empire, London in March 1995. It ran on Broadway May 2-July 22 1995.
Awards
Ralph Fiennes was won a Tony Award for his performance in Hamlet on Broadway; the first actor in the role to do so.
Reviews
Peter Holland, Shakespeare Survey 49 (1996). pp 235-67 esp. 238-40.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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