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Being Hamlet

Synopsis
Television anthology arts series. Alan Yentob presents a documentary about three actors who are preparing to play Hamlet. Welsh actor Wayne Cater is directed by Michael Bogdanov for the Wales Theatre Company, Cardiff; Vaneshran Arumugam is directed by Janet Suzman for the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town (later to come to Stratford upon Avon in the 2006/7 Complete Works Festival) and Michael Cumpsty performing off-Broadway for the Classic Stage Company in New York. There are comments from other actors who have previously played the part - David Warner, Ed Stoppard, Frances de la Tour, Ralph Fiennes, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale and Jonathan Pryce. Includes brief footage from the stage performances of Stoppard, Pryce and Jacobi.
Series
Imagine...
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
23 May 2006 at 22:45 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Rupert Edwards
Producer
Rupert Edwards
Contributor
Alan Yentob; Frances de la Tour; Janet Suzman; Simon Russell Beale
Cast
Wayne CaterHamlet
David Warner 
Ralph Fiennes 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Hamlet (character)

Production Company

Name

BBC Wales

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
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Address
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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