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John V. Hansen Footage of Hamlet at Kronberg

Synopsis
Silent amateur film shot by John V. Hansen, engineer and member of the Amateur Cinema League, of a performance of Tyrone Guthrie’s Hamlet at Kronberg Castle, Elsinore, Denmark with Laurence Olivier as Hamlet. The first title card states that ‘the oldest metropolitan daily Berlingske Tidende of Copenhagen presents the Old Vic at Kronberg’. The second title states ‘snappy colour-shots from different angles of Scenes from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’'. Film shows audience, cast getting ready and shots taken throughout the play. [With acknowledgement to the Human Studies Film Archives for the synopsis].
Country
Denmark; United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Silent
Recording date
1937
Duration
10 mins; 262 (16mm) feet

Credits

Cinematographer
John V. Hansen
Contributor
Tyrone Guthrie
Cast
Laurence OlivierHamlet
John AbbottClaudius
Dorothy DixGertrude
George HowePolonius
Vivien LeighOphelia
Leo GennHoratio
Michael RedgraveLaertes
Torin ThatcherGhost

Additional Details

Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
amateur films; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Open-air theatre

Notes

Notes
Title supplied by the Human Studies Film Archive cataloguer.

Archive

Name

Human Studies Film Archives

Email
hsfa@si.edu
Web
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Phone
301 238 1315
Address
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4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland
MD 20746
USA

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