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Hamlet

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2001 production of Hamlet. Directed by Steven Pimlott with Samuel West as Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2 Dec 2001
Duration
198 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jason Carr
Production Design
Alison Chitty
Cast
Samuel WestHamlet
Larry LambClaudius
Marty CruickshankGertrude
Alan DavidPolonius
Kerry CondonOphelia
Adam KayReynaldo
Alan DavidGravedigger (1)
Alex ZorbasMessenger
Ben MeyjesLaertes
Christopher GoodOsric
Christopher GoodGhost
Chuk IwujiCornelius
Chuk IwujiPrologue
Conor MoloneyGravedigger (2)
Damian KearneyCaptain
Finn CaldwellPlayer (1)
Finn CaldwellFortinbras
Giles FaganFrancisco
Glenn ChapmanBarnardo
Hattie MorahanGentlewoman (Lady)
James CurranVoltemand
James CurranPriest
Jennifer McEvoyPlayer Queen
John DougallHoratio
Michael MearsAmbassador
Robert JezekPlayer King
Sean HannawayGuildenstern

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A heavily annotated script and three detailed notebooks with his thoughts on the production and creation of the character are available in the Samuel West Script Collection in the Shakespeare Institute Library.
History
Press night 2 May 2001
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly 53 (200), pp. 536-48 esp. 537-43.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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