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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording of Jan Bosse’s 2007 production of Hamlet with Joachim Meyerhoff in the title role.
Language
German (Switzerland)
Country
Switzerland
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2007
Transmission details
12 Feb 2008 at 17:41 (Channel: ZDF Theaterkanal)

Credits

Director
Jan Bosse
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Arno P. Jiri Kraehahn
Production Design
Stéphane Laimé
Costume
Kathrin Plath
Cast
Joachim MeyerhoffHamlet
Edgar SelgeClaudius
Franziska WalserGertrude
Jean-Pierre CornuPolonius
Catherine SeifertOphelia
Michael RansburgGuildenstern
Mike MuellerHoratio
Oliver MasucciLaertes
Tomas Flachs NobregaRosencrantz

Additional Details

Theatre
Schiffbau, Schauspielhaus, Zurich
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Clips from the production, and an interview with the director, can be accessed on art-tv.ch/Hamlet.html (accessed 2/2008).
History
The production opened 2 March 2007. It was filmed by ZDF and transmitted on the Theaterkanal on 2 February 2008. The videorecording of the stage performance is available for viewing by appointment in the archives of the Schauspielhaus, Zurich; the televised version from ZDF Programme Services.
Stills
The audience was seated so as to form part of the royal court. There was also extensive use of mirrors.
Textual information
Translated into German by Elisabeth Plessen.

Archive

Name

Schauspielhaus Zurich

Web
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch External site opens in new window
Phone
01 258 79 94
Fax
01 259 70 94
Address
Zweltweg 5
8032 Zuricheltweg 5
Switzerland

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0049-(0)6131/70 9510
Fax
0049-(0)06131/70 9515
Address
HA ABD, Programmverwertung und -übernahme
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Germany

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