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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording of Joe Banno’s 1999 production of Hamlet for the Folger Theatre. Banno employs three actresses and one actor to play Hamlet. Holly Twyford plays the central Hamlet and the three other actors play different aspects of Hamlet’s character. The play was videotaped for WAPAVA by James J. Taylor.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Nov 1999

Credits

Director
Joe Banno
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Scott Burgess
Production Design
Tony Cisek
Costume
Justine Scherer
Contributor
James J. Taylor
Cast
Steve CarpenterHamlet
Rick FoucheuxClaudius
Lucy Newman-WilliamsGertrude
Frederick StrotherPolonius
Sarah RipardOphelia
Brad WallerGravedigger
Chuck YoungPlayer King
Chuck YoungPriest
Eric SuttonCaptain
Howard W. OvershownLaertes
John EmmertGhost

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
gender representation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal; Hamlet (character)

Notes

History
Produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library at the Elizabethan Theatre, Washington, DC, 5 November-5 December 1999.
Textual information
Dramaturg is Cam Magee
Reviews
Tolaydo, Michael. Shakespeare (Georgetown University) 4, no. 1 (2000), pp. 16-17 (interview with J. Banno).

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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