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Danny Kaye Show , The [02/10/1963]

Synopsis
US variety show. An item features Kaye and Jose Ferrer in a musical revue entitled ‘To be or not to be’ that might have resulted had Shakespeare written Hamlet for television. Ferrer is Hamlet and Kaye plays both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The lyrics make reference to other Shakespeare plays, and the three witches in Macbeth make a brief appearance as a female chorus between the two acts.
Series
Danny Kaye Show, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Transmission details
2 Oct 1963 (Channel: CBS)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Robert Scheerer
Producer
Perry Lafferty
Writer
Ernest Chambers; Herbert Baker; Larry Gelbart; Mel Tolkin; Saul Ilson; Sheldon Keller
Contributor
Paul Weston
Cast
José FerrerHamlet
Danny KayeRosencrantz
Danny KayeGuildenstern

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on television; Revues

Notes

Notes
Script and music score are held by the Library of Congress Music Division.

Production Company

Name

Dena Pictures

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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