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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Synopsis
Radio play adapted by Tom Stoppard. Based on his original stage play, it re-tells Shakespeare’s Hamlet through the eyes of two of the play’s lesser characters. Rosencrantz is played by Danny Webb, Guildenstern by Andrew Lincoln and Player is played by Desmond Barrit. Directed by Peter Kavanagh with music specially composed and realised by Nicolai Abrahamsen.
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 Jul 2007 at 21:40 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
110 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Kavanagh
Writer
Tom Stoppard
Music
Nicolai Abrahamsen
Cast
John DougallHamlet
Simon TrevesClaudius
Liza SadovyGertrude
John RowePolonius
Abigail HollickOphelia
Andrew LincolnGuildenstern
Anthony GlennonHoratio
Danny WebbRosencrantz
Desmond BarritPlayer
Jot DaviesAmbassador

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Night Waves Landmarks [05/07/2007]

Notes

History
Part of the Stoppard Season on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3 celebrating his 70th birthday.

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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