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Hamlet

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play adapted by Barbara Burnham and produced by Val Gielgud. With Stephen Haggard in the title role, Malcolm Keen as Claudius and Martita Hunt as Gertrude.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 Dec 1934 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
126 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Stephen HaggardHamlet
Malcolm KeenClaudius
Martita HuntGertrude
Harcourt WilliamsPolonius
Fay ComptonOphelia
Alban BlakelockGentleman
Barbara DillonPlayer (2)
Bruce Belfrage 
Charles LefeauxBarnardo
Charles LefeauxGravedigger
Charles MasonRosencrantz
David King-WoodPriest
Henry HallattGhost
Hilary Fisher-WhiteFortinbras
John CheatleLaertes
John TeedGuildenstern
Norman ShelleyPlayer (1)
Philip WadeGravedigger
Ralph TrumanMarcellus
Ralph TrumanCaptain
Robert SpeaightHoratio

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Bruce Belfrage is credited in the BBC Programme Records listing only.
Reviews
Using the HAMLET production as an example, C. Whitacker-Wilson argues that ‘To hear Shakespeare is to hear music’ (Radio Times, 14 December 1934, p. 358).

Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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