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Hamlet

Synopsis
Video recording of Hamlet directed by Karin Coonrod for the California Shakespeare Festival. Steven Skybell is Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Jul 2000
Duration
177 mins

Credits

Director
Karin Coonrod
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Christopher Akerlind
Costume
P.K. Wish
Cast
Steven SkybellHamlet
James CarpenterClaudius
Karen GrassieGertrude
Gerald HikenPolonius
Stacy RossOphelia
Jonathan HaugenLaertes
Julie EcclesBarnardo
Julie EcclesFortinbras
Julie EcclesVoltemand
Michael JanesMarcellus
Michael JanesRosencrantz
Michael RogersHoratio
Patrick KerrOsric
Patrick KerrReynaldo
Patrick KerrPlayer King
Søren OliverGuildenstern
Søren OliverGhost
Søren OliverGravedigger

Additional Details

Theatre
Lt. G. H. Bruns III Memorial Amphitheatre, Berkeley, CA.
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1920s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Stills
"Designer P.K. Wish’s costumes give the production the look of 20th century Europe between the World Wars, but it is a world made slightly off-balance by surreal touches of costume colour and design. The women, for example, wear bizarre, asymmetrical, big-butt hoop skirts."
John Angell Grant, Berkeley Daily Planet (Monday July 10, 2000).

Archive

Name

Museum of Performance & Design

Email
reference@mpdsf.org
Web
http://www.mpdsf.org External site opens in new window
Phone
415 755 4800 ext 818
Address
Veterans Building, 4th Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue 402
San Francisco
CA 94102
United States

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