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Hamlet

Synopsis
Radio version of Hamlet produced in its entirety by Cedric Messina with Michael Redgrave in the title role. The music by Elisabeth Lutyens is conducted by Edward Clark. Douglas Storm narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Oct 1960 at 17:40 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
255 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elizabeth Lutyens
Contributor
Edward Clark
Cast
Michael RedgraveHamlet
Basil SydneyClaudius
Coral BrowneGertrude
Barry Jones (2)Polonius
Jane WenhamOphelia
David SpenserFrancisco
David SpenserLucianus
Douglas StormNarrator
Gabriel WoolfBarnardo
Henry DaviesCornelius
Henry DaviesPrologue
Hugh DicksonGuildenstern
John GlenPlayer (1)
John HumphreyLaertes
John RyeOsric
John WatsonCaptain
John WestbrookFortinbras
Jon RollasonGravedigger (2)
Keith WilliamsMarcellus
Malcolm HayesRosencrantz
Michael AldridgeHoratio
Norman ShelleyGravedigger (1)
Paul VieyraPlayer Queen
Rolf LefebvreVoltemand
William DevlinGhost

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast in three parts with a 15-minute musical interval at 6.30 pm and a 65-minute programme interval at 8.30 pm.
Textual information
A script of this programme is held in the Shakespeare Collection of the Birmingham Central Library.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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