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Tragedy of Hamlet, The

Alternative title
Hamlet
Synopsis
Video recording by Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) of Peter Brook’s production of Hamlet with Adrian Lester in the title role. Adapted by Brook for eight actors and one musician.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 May 2001
Duration
161 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Brook
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Toshi Tsuchitori
Production Design
Chloe Obolensky
Costume
Chloe Obolensky
Cast
Adrian LesterHamlet
Jeffrey KissoonClaudius
Natasha ParryGertrude
Bruce MyersPolonius
Shantala ShivalingappaOphelia
Naseeruddin ShahPlayer (1)
Naseeruddin ShahRosencrantz
Rohan SivaGuildenstern
Rohan SivaLaertes
Rohan SivaPlayer (2)
Scott HandyHoratio

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Doubling of roles

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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