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Valtemand and Cornelius Are Not Well at All

Synopsis
Radio playwright Alick Rowe’s take on Hamlet which, as the title suggests, pays homage to Tom Stoppard’s stage play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. According to Radio Times programme notes, this is "Hamlet as seen by Shakespeare, as seen by the players, as seen by comedy writer Alick Rowe. The players want to finish their act as quickly as possible, but first they are unwilling witnesses to Polonius’s death and get caught up in the ensuing mayhem. As for Hamlet, he keeps talking to himself" (3-9 June 1995, p. 105).
Series
Saturday Playhouse
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 Jun 1995 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Shaun MacLoughlin
Writer
Alick Rowe
Cast
Charles SimpsonHamlet
Peter JeffreyClaudius
June BarrieGertrude
William EedlePolonius
Bill WallisHoratio
Bob DochertyFortinbras
Carolyn BackhouseTib
Christian RodskaCornelius
Cornelius GarrettMarcellus
Eric AllenBarnardo
Ian SandersRosencrantz
John TelferGuildenstern
Richard DerringtonLaertes
Richard PearceAlfred
Simon CarterAubrey Postern
Stephen Thorne (2)Valtemand (Voltemand)

Additional Details

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

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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