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Hamlet

Synopsis
Scenes from Hamlet are performed for radio by John Barrymore and members of his company, from the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Mar 1925 at 21:20 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No recording made

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
John BarrymoreHamlet
Harcourt Williams 
Herbert Waring 

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
According to Michael P. Jensen, this was Barrymore’s first broadcast (cf. ‘Entries Play by Play’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 516, entry 2159).
Reviews
Source: The Times
Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 602, entry 2731). Burt

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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