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Hamlet: The Closet Scene

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Act III, iv of the play performed in English and in French. Hamlet is played by Alec Guinness and Jean-Louis Barrault. The English performance of the play is produced by Raymond Raikes.
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
25 Mar 1947 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
25 mins
Availability
No archive copy traced

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Andre Gide
Cast
Jean Louis BarraultHamlet
Martita HuntGertrude
Martin Lewis (2)Polonius
Georges LeroyGhost
Raf de la TorreGhost

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
An ‘enhanced’ version of this production, which also featured a Spanish translation, was broadcast on 11 August 1947 (see separate entry).
Textual information
French translation by Andre Gide.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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