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Hamlet

Synopsis
A videotape recording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’ s 2000 production of Hamlet directed by Giles Block with Mark Rylance in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2000

Credits

Director
Giles Block
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Mark RylanceHamlet
Tim WoodwardClaudius
Joanna McCallumGertrude
James HayesPolonius
Penny LaydenOphelia
Chris TranchellFrancisco
Chris TranchellSailor
Chris TranchellCornelius
David PhelanRosencrantz
Geoffrey BeeversHoratio
Harry GostelowOsric
Harry GostelowGuildenstern
Jan KnightleyReynaldo
Jan KnightleyPlayer
Jan KnightleyGravedigger
Karen TomlinPlayer Queen
Leader HawkinsVoltemand
Mark LockyerLaertes
Roger GartlandGravedigger
Roger GartlandBarnardo
Roger GartlandPlayer
Tim PreeceGhost
Tim PreecePlayer King
Timothy BlockMarcellus
Timothy BlockSailor

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
White Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.

For a detailed account of the rehearsal process, and comments from actors on their interpretation of their roles, visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm
General
Mark Rylance had previously played Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1989 in a production directed by Ron Daniels.
History
The production ran 28 May-24 September 2000 (press night June 9) in the Hercules Season.
Reviews
Shaltz, Justin, Shakespeare Bulletin 19 (2001): 10-12.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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