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Hamlet

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Peter Hall’s 1975 staging of Hamlet with Albert Finney in the title role. Original music by Harrison Birtwistle.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
20 Jan 1976

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Harrison Birtwistle
Production Design
John Bury
Cast
Albert FinneyHamlet
Denis QuilleyClaudius
Angela LansburyGertrude
Roland CulverPolonius
Susan FleetwoodOphelia
Daniel ThorndikeBarnardo
Daniel ThorndikeAmbassador
David YellandFortinbras
Gareth HuntGuildenstern
Gawn GraingerOsric
Glyn GrainSailor
Harry LomaxVoltemand
Harry WebsterCaptain
J.G. DevlinGravedigger (1)
John GillLord
John GillCornelius
Michael BeintMarcellus
Michael KeatingGentleman
Michael MeliaLucianus
Michael MeliaFrancisco
Oliver CottonRosencrantz
P.G. StephensPriest
Patrick Monckton2nd Messenger (Messenger)
Peter NeedhamReynaldo
Peter RoccaSailor
Philip LockeHoratio
Robert EddisonPlayer King
Simon Ward 
Stephen ReaGravedigger (2)
Struan RodgerPlayer Queen

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Barrington Pheloung is one of the musicians.
History
The production opened 10 November 1975 and later played at the Lyttelton (the first production to be performed there) and Olivier theatres.
Reviews
Speaight, Robert. Shakespeare Quarterly 28 (1977), pp. 184-90 (in review-article).

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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