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15-Minute Hamlet

Alternative title
Fifteen Minute Hamlet
Synopsis
John Dougall plays Hamlet in this 15-minute radio version of Tom Stoppard’s play of the same name. Directed and produced by Eoin O’Callaghan.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
30 Jun 2007 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Director
Eoin O’Callaghan
Producer
Eoin O’Callaghan
Writer
Tom Stoppard
Cast
John DougallHamlet
Simon TrevesClaudius
Liza SadovyGertrude
Jasmine CallanOphelia
Anthony GlennonLaertes
Anthony GlennonBarnardo
Jot DaviesFortinbras
Jot DaviesGravedigger
Nitin GanatraHoratio
Nitin GanatraOsric
Sam DaleWilliam Shakespeare
Sam DaleGhost

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Part of the Stoppard Season on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3 celebrating his 70th birthday.
Reviews
In a review for The Guardian, Elisabeth Mahoney writes "Listening to Tom Stoppard’s 15 Minute Hamlet(Radio 4), it wasn’t clear whether this shrunken Shakespeare was a cheeky send-up or testimony to the brilliance of Hamlet. And you didn’t have much time to wonder: this was the play at breakneck speed. It featured all the famous lines, and the less famous ones it included attained new, often comic, prominence. I’d never before noticed the detail, in Ophelia’s description of a troubled Hamlet, of "his knees knocking together". (Guardian Unlimited, 2 July 2007).

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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