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Hamlet Revisited

Synopsis
An exploration of Shakespeare’s most famous character Hamlet, introduced by Sir John Gielgud with excerpts from the screen interpretations of Laurence Olivier, John Barrymore, Nicol Williamson, Maximilian Schell, Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Brian Bedford, Sarah Bernhardt and Asta Nielsen. The programme includes clips from the Ghanaian film version HAMILE (1964) and from A DIARY FOR TIMOTHY (1946) directed by Humphrey Jennings. Also included are comments by Tom Courtney, Richard Chamberlain, Caspar Wrede and Michael Kahn.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Oct 1970 at 22:05 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
55 mins

Credits

Producer
Ron Hobin
Writer
Patrick Garland
Contributor
Casper Wrede; John Gielgud; Michael Kahn; Richard Chamberlain; Tom Courtney
Cast
Sarah BernhardtHamlet

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A NET-BBC co-production.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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