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The Arts This Week [12/11/1970]

Synopsis
As part of the Radio 3 arts programme broadcast on 12 November 1970, critic Michael Billington speaks to theatre and opera director Jonathan Miller about some of the staging difficulties for a production of Hamlet. Miller uses Freudian analysis to get to the heart of the characters and explains his views on the theme of corruption - both of the person and of the ‘rotten’ state of Denmark - that runs through the play.
Series
Arts This Week, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Nov 1970 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
50 (total running time)

Credits

Contributor
Jonathan Miller; Michael Billington

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing

Notes

Notes
An audio clip of the programme is available on the BBC Archive website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8513.shtml?all=2&id=8513 (accessed 1/2010). The duration of the Shakespeare-related item is here given as 6 minutes 10 seconds.
History
Jonathan Miller directed Hamlet for the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge in 1970, where he controversially cut the first scene.
Reviews
Source: The Times, BBC Archive (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive)

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8513.shtml?all=2&id=8513
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

BBC Archive

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ External site opens in new window

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