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Shakespeare and His Stage: Approaches to Hamlet

Synopsis
Educational videotape. Attempts to recreate the Elizabethan theatre through the staging of scenes from Hamlet. Contrasts styles of playing with excerpts from performances by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson and John Barrymore. Narrated by John Gielgud.
Series
History of Drama
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1975
Duration
45 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
Daniel Seltzer; Harold Mantell
Producer
Harold Mantell
Cinematographer
Anthony Spalla
Music
Arnold Black
Contributor
John Gielgud
Cast
Nicol WilliamsonHamlet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan stage

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Email
custserv.@films.com
Web
http://ffh.films.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
+1 609 671 0266
Address
132 West 31st Street, 17th Floor
New York
NY 10001
USA
Notes
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