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Another Point of View, Or, Hamlet Revisited

Synopsis
Radio anthology drama series. The drama, narrated by William Conrad, is described as ‘an analytical misrepresentation of Shakespeare’s greatest hero figure...The drama judges the play’s characters on the basis of contemporary values, concluding that Hamlet is a ‘selfish, manipulative, callous man who is uninterested in anything but his own position and advancement, Claudius is a patriot who killed his brother for the good of Denmark, and does everything he can to help Hamlet make the social adaptations needed for a successful life’. [Jensen, op cit].
Series
Cbs Radio Workshop
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Jun 1955 (Channel: CBS)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
William Conrad
Writer
Ben Wright; William Conrad
Music
Jerry Goldsmith

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Available from originaloldradio.com as an MP3 CD
Reviews
Jensen, Michael P. ‘Radio’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006 (p521, entry 2197).

Production Company

Name

CBS Radio

Online Retailer

Name

originaloldradio.com

Web
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Address
PO Box 522
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KY 40403-0522
USA

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