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Hamlet: The Closet Scene

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Act III iv of the play performed in English, French, and Spanish. Hamlet is played by Alec Guinness, Jean-Louis Barrault and Augustin Sire respectively. The commentary was written by J.C. Trewin and is spoken by Martin Benson.
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
11 Aug 1947 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
25 mins
Availability
No archive copy traced

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Andre Gide; Martin Benson; Salvador de Madariaga
Cast
Jean Louis BarraultHamlet
Martita HuntGertrude
Martin Lewis (2)Polonius
Ernesto SolanoGhost
Georges LeroyGhost
Raf de la TorreGhost

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Seems to be an ‘enhanced’ repeat of Hamlet: The Closet Scene’ broadcast on 25 March 1947 (see separate entry). Whereas the latter programme was performed in English and French, this production also features a Spanish performance.
Textual information
French translation by Andre Gide. Spanish translation by Salvador de Madariaga.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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