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Hamlet

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Hamlet staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 1980 and directed by Richard Eyre. Jonathan Pryce is Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
10 Apr 1980

Credits

Director
Richard Eyre
Cast
Jonathan PryceHamlet
Michael ElphickClaudius
Jill BennettGertrude
Geoffrey ChaterPolonius
Harriet WalterOphelia
Christopher LoguePlayer King
Colum GallivanDoctor of Divinity
Colum GallivanMarcellus
David SibleyOsric
Jarlath ConroyHoratio
John Barrett (2)Gravedigger
Judith AldersonPlayer
Kevin QuarmbyPlayer
Kevin QuarmbyBarnardo
Kevin QuarmbyCaptain
Richard CottahRosencrantz
Simon ChandlerLaertes
Will KnightleyGuildenstern
Will KnightleyFortinbras

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Court Theatre, London
Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
South Bank Show, The [06/01/1980]

Notes

General
The production was notable for Hamlet appearing to be physically possessed by his father’s ghost as he regurgitated some of the ghost’s lines.
Awards
Jonathan Pryce won an Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Fax
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