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Hamlet

Synopsis
Combined book and audio CD. The CD includes Laurence Olivier in HAMLET (1948), and Simon Russell Beale as Hamlet in John Caird’s 2000 production for the National Theatre. There are recordings from Ellen Terry, John Barrymore, Richard Burton and Emma Fielding. The illustrated text includes photographs from notable productions including scenes from Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996), Michael Almereyda’s HAMLET (2000) and Roger Rees in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1985 production directed by Ron Daniels. In addition to the playtext, there are articles including ‘In Production: Hamlet through the Years’ by Terri Bourus, ‘As Performance: Thoughts on Branagh’s Hamlet’ by Russell Jackson, ‘Caviar to the General: Hamlet in Popular Culture’ by Douglas Lanier, ‘A Voice Coach’s Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare’ by Andrew Wade and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare’ by Thomas Garvey.
Series
Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Year of release
2007

Credits

Contributor
Derek Jacobi
Cast
Simon Russell BealeHamlet
Ellen TerryOphelia
Emma Fielding 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Each book and CD set includes narration by Derek Jacobi, recordings from actors, more than 20 scenes from different productions to facilitate comparisons, interviews and essays, the full text of the play with glossary and production notes,illustrations of sets, costume designs, and photographs of significant historical performances.
Textual information
Advisory editors are David Bevington and Peter Holland. Series editors are Dominique Raccah and Marie Macaisa. Text editor is Terri Bourus.

Production Company

Name

SourceBooks MediaFusion

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Methuen Drama

Email
direct@macmillan/co/uk
Phone
01256 302688
Fax
01256 364733
Address
Macmillan Distribution Ltd
Brunel Road
Houndsmill
Basingstoke
RG21 6XS

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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