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Hamlet

Synopsis
An all-star radio version of Hamlet adapted and produced for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham. With John Gielgud as Hamlet and Martita Hunt as Gertrude.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Oct 1940 at 21:25 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
100 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Barbara Burnham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
John GielgudHamlet
Emlyn WilliamsClaudius
Martita HuntGertrude
Celia JohnsonOphelia

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of a ‘Radio Drama Week’ on BBC radio which featured listeners drama requests (one play a day). Plays included Noel Coward’s Cavalcade, Barrie’s What Every Woman Knows, Chekhov’s Proposal, and The Cat That Walked Himself (originally produced as a late night experiment).
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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