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Hamlet

Synopsis
Full-length radio production of the play produced by John Tydeman starring Ronald Pickup (Hamlet), Robert Lang (Claudius), Angela Pleasance (Ophelia). With radiophonic music composed by Malcolm Clarke.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Recording date
6 Aug 1971
Transmission details
31 Oct 1971 at 18:50 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 (inc. interval)

Credits

Director
John Tydeman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Malcolm Clarke
Cast
Ronald PickupHamlet
Robert LangClaudius
Maxine AudleyGertrude
William SquirePolonius
Angela PleasenceOphelia
Aubrey WoodsGravedigger
John RyeOsric
Martin JarvisHoratio

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The BBC Press publicity suggested that Pickup is ‘this generation’s Hamlet’.
Reviews
"...some of the most thoughtful Shakespearean acting to be heard on the air for a very long time"
(David Wade, ‘Hamlet’s Mirror’, The Times, 30 October 1971, p. 8).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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