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Hamlet

Synopsis
Audio book. Hamlet with John Gielgud in the title role, Leon Quartermaine as Ghost and Celia Johnson as Ophelia. The original BBC radio 1948 recording has been digitally remastered.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Year of release
2006
Transmission details
26 Dec 1948 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
240 mins

Credits

Producer
John Richmond
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
John GielgudHamlet
Andrew CruickshankClaudius
Marion SpencerGertrude
Baliol HollowayPolonius
Celia JohnsonOphelia
Alastair DuncanGentleman
Andrew FauldsFortinbras
Anthony JacobsMarcellus
Arthur RidleyPriest
Bryan ColemanRosencrantz
Charles LenoGravedigger
Denis McCarthyCaptain
Denise BryerPlayer Queen
Duncan CarseNarrator
Esme PercyOsric
Frank AtkinsonReynaldo
Hugh BurdenLaertes
Hugh GriffithPlayer (1)
Hugh ManningVoltemand
John ChandosGuildenstern
Leon QuartermaineGhost
Preston LockwoodGravedigger
Richard WilliamsBarnardo
Sebastian ShawHoratio
Stanley GroomeFrancisco
Victor LucasAmbassador

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
An extra is an MP3 file of the 1954 BBC radio talk ‘Hamlet - The Actor’s View’, in which Gielgud reflects on the role.
History
The broadcast was first heard on radio on 26 December 1948. This broadcast is catalogued separately.
Reviews
Greenhalgh, Susanne. ‘Hamlet’ in Viewfinder. No. 65, December 2006. p. 26.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Naxos Records

Email
cds@selectmusic.co.uk
Web
https://www.naxos.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01737 645600
Fax
01737 644065
Address
c/o Select Music
Unit 8, Salbrook Industrial Estate
Salbrook Road, Salfords
Redhill
RH1 5GJ

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