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Alternative title
Hamlet (First Quarto)
Synopsis
A video recording of Evald Schorm’s absurdist production of Hamlet for the Balustrade Theatre. Oldrich Vlach in the title role.
Language
Czech
Country
Former Czechoslovakia; Czechoslovakia
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
38 mins

Credits

Director
Evald Schorm
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Jan Dusek
Costume
Slavka Pavlickova
Cast
Oldrich VlachHamlet
Jiri BartoskaClaudius
Helena LehkaGertrude
Jan PreucilCorambis (Polonius)
Inka CekanovaOphelia
Borik ProchazkaPlayer (1)
Jiri OpratkoPlayer 4 (Player)
Karel HermanedkLaertes
Pavel ZednicekPlayer 3 (Player)
Vlastimil BedmaPlayer (2)

Additional Details

Theatre company
Balustrade Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The main title cited is the one given in the Arts Institute online catalogue. World Shakespeare Bibliography gives the title as Hamlet (First Quarto). The Arts Institute online catalogue gives the running time as 38mins which might be a mistake.
Textual information
Translated into Czech by Milan Lukes. The director believed that the best acting text for a small experimental company was offered by the First Quarto of 1603.
Reviews
Stríbrný, Zdenek. Shakespeare Quarterly 35 (1984): 208-14 (in review-article).

Production Company

Name

Arts Institute-Theatre Institute

Email
info@institutumeni.cz
Web
http://institute.theatre.cz External site opens in new window
Phone
224 809 123
Fax
224 809 123
Address
Celetna 17
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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