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Hamlet

Synopsis
A video recording of Michael Kahn’s 2007 modern dress production of Hamlet for the Shakespeare Theatre Company with Jeffrey Carlson in the title role. The production incorporates Kabuki puppets (designed by Aaron Cromie) in the Player scenes. Videotaped for the WAPAVA by Mikael Manoukian.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
28 Jul 2007
Duration
182 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Kahn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adam Wernick
Production Design
Walt Spangler
Costume
Murell Horton
Contributor
Mikael Manoukian
Cast
Jeffrey CarlsonHamlet
Robert CuccioliClaudius
Janet ZarishGertrude
Robert Jason JacksonPolonius
Bill LargessOsric
Craig WallacePlayer
Craig WallaceMarcellus
David L. TownsendRosencrantz
Erksine RitchieFrancisco
J. Clint AllenGuildenstern
James DenvilPlayer King
James DenvilVoltemand
James DenvilPriest
Kenneth LeeFortinbras
Maria KellyPlayer Queen
Maria KellyCornelius
Nick ViennaGravedigger (2)
Nick ViennaBarnardo
Pedro PascalHoratio
Ted Van GriethuysenPlayer (1)
Ted Van GriethuysenGravedigger
Ted Van GriethuysenGhost
Ted Van GriethuysenLucianus

Additional Details

Theatre
Lansburgh, Washington, DC
Theatre company
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Kabuki; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets

Notes

History
The production ran 5 June-29 July 2007
Reviews
Director Michael Kahn’s address to the cast at first rehearsal is available on www.shakespearetheatre.org (accessed 11/2007).

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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