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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the play produced by Howard Rose. With Barry Morse in the title role and Sara Jackson as Ophelia.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Apr 1946 at 19:20 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
100 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (1/2008)

Credits

Producer
Howard Rose
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Stephen Murray
Cast
Barry MorseHamlet
James DaleClaudius
Lydia SherwoodGertrude
John RuddockPolonius
Sara JacksonOphelia
Andrew CruickshankPlayer (1)
Andrew FauldsBarnardo
Frank DrewMarcellus
George SkillanGhost
Jay LaurierFirst Clown
John ChandosRosencrantz
Laurence PayneLaertes
Meadows WhiteFrancisco
Olaf PooleyGuildenstern
Philip MoratPlayer King
Richard WestOsric
Roderick LovellHoratio
Sheila BurrellPlayer Queen

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production was broadcast in two parts (40 and 60 minutes respectively) with 15-minute news interval .
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
A listener wrote the following brief note which was published in the Radio Times ‘Letters’ section two weeks after the broadcast: "Congratulations to Barry Morse on bringing us so finely Hamlet’s essential inwardness of suffering, and realising the macabre comic in moments of extreme mental agony".

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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