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Hamlet

Synopsis
Fifth in a 10-part radio series seeking the views of leading actors on individual Shakespearean roles. In the 15-minute episode, John Gielgud and Alan Cumming describe playing Hamlet and explore what it is about Shakespeare’s characters that continues to fascinate audiences and performers.
Series
Playing a Part
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 May 1994 at 01:30 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
15 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Jenny Bowen
Cast
John GielgudHamlet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast on BBC Radio World Service as part of the ‘Shakespeare today’ season. Transmitted 20 April-22 June 1994, in ten 15-minute parts. There is no credit or content information for the second episode of the series which was broadcast on 27/4/1994.
Reviews
Source: London Calling (BBC World Service Programme and Frequency Guide), April - June 1994.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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