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Hamlet (Part 2)

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. As part of a series of 26 weekly programmes "designed as an anthology of the best-known and best-loved speeches and scenes" from Shakespeare’s better known plays, this episode (16) continues showcasing ‘the best of’ Hamlet. This time, the focus is on the Closet and Graveyard scenes. Hamlet is played by Ralph Richardson and Richard Goolden is the First Gravedigger.
Series
Best of Shakespeare, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
13 Jul 1964 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Ralph RichardsonHamlet
Mary WimbushGertrude
Richard GooldenGravedigger (1)

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, more than half of the programmes were produced specially for the General Overseas Service, while the rest is taken from ‘classic’ BBC productions of the previous 20 years (April 1964, 3: 13, p. 4.)
History
The series was transmitted as part of the ‘Shakespeare Quatercentenary’ celebrations of the General Overseas Service
Reviews
Source: London Calling, July 1964, 3:16, p. 12.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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