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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording of John Hirsch’s 1969 staging of Hamlet for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival with Kenneth Welsh in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Recording date
9 Jun 1969

Credits

Director
John Hirsch
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Louis Applebaum
Production Design
Sam Kirkpatrick
Costume
Sam Kirkpatrick
Cast
Kenneth WelshHamlet
Leo CiceriClaudius
Peter ScuphamGertrude
Powys ThomasPolonius
Anne AnglinOphelia
Bernard BehrensGravedigger (2)
Eric DonkinOsric
James BlendickHoratio
Joel KenyonVoltemand
John GardinerFortinbras
John InnesRosencrantz
Joyce CampionPlayer Queen
Kenneth PogueGhost
Lawrence BenedictFrancisco
Max HelpmannPlayer King
Mervyn BlakeGravedigger (1)
Ned LeavittCornelius
Neil DainardLaertes
Patrick ChristopherMarcellus
Patrick CreanCaptain
Robin MarshallBarnardo
Saul RubinekReynaldo

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Shakespeare (Stratford) Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production was on tour 5 March-13 April 1969 and on the Festival stage, Stratford 9 June-11 October 1969.
Reviews
Edinborough, Arnold. Shakespeare Quarterly 20 (1969):443-46 (in review-article).

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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