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Hamlet

Synopsis
A production of Hamlet, directed for Polish television. Directed for stage by Gustaw Holoubek and adapted for television by Joanna Wisniewska. Jan Englert is Hamlet.
Language
Polish
Country
Poland
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
28 Jan 1974 (Channel: Teatr TV - TVP1)
Duration
169 mins

Credits

Director
Gustaw Holoubek
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Malgorzata Spychalska
Costume
Marcin Stajewski
Adaptor for Television
Joanna Wisniewska
Cast
Jan EnglertHamlet
Zofia MrozowskaGertrude
Zdislaw MrozewskiPolonius
Magdalena ZawadzkaOphelia
Andrzej AntkowiakHoratio
Andrzej SzczepkowskiGhost
Kalenik. MieczyslawBarnardo
Krystian NehrebeckiMarcellus
Krzysztof KolbergerLaertes
Lechoslaw HerzFrancisco
Tadeusz FijewskiGravedigger (1)
Teodor GenderaSailor
Witold DebickiGravedigger (2)
Wojciech BrzozowiczRosencrantz
Wojciech IwaniecGuildenstern
Zbigniew ObuchowskiServant

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Although the programme was shot in colour there were few colour sets in Poland at that time and most viewers would have seen it in black and white.
History
There was a break in the production during which a television newsreel was shown.
Reviews
Fabiszak, Jacek, Polish Televised Shakespeares: a Study of Shakespeare Productions Within the Television Theatre Format (Poznan: Motivex, 2005). pp. 96-107.

Production Company

Name

Teatr Telewizji

Archive

Name

Telewizja Polska

Email
http://www.tvp.pl/o-tvp/kontakt
Web
http://www.tvp.pl External site opens in new window
Phone
(22) 547 44 50
Address
Polish Television
17. J.P. Woronicza St
00-999, WARSAW
Poland

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