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Hamlet

Synopsis
Sound recording of Young Peoples Shakespeare’s Hamlet directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney with Dharmesh Patel in the title role. The touring production employs nine actors was devised for an audience of children aged 8-11 and adds a robust pirate scene.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
9 Sep 2010
Duration
73 mins

Credits

Director
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Jean Chan
Cast
Dharmesh PatelHamlet
David RubinClaudius
Kirsty WoodwardGertrude
Peter PeverelyPolonius
Debbie KorleyOphelia
Dyfan DwyforRosencrantz
Dyfan DwyforMarcellus
Dyfan DwyforLaertes
Gruffudd GlynGuildenstern
Gruffudd GlynBarnardo
Gruffudd GlynOsric
Patrick RomerGhost
Patrick RomerPlayer
Patrick RomerGravedigger
Peter PeverelyPriest
Simone SaundersHoratio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Young People’s Shakespeare
Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
children’s drama; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors; Doubling of roles; Children’s Theatre; Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
In 2009 Tarell Alvin McCraney was appointed the RSC/Warwick International Playwright in Residence.
General
Recorded at the CLORE Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Textual information
Text edited by Bijan Sheibani and Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Reviews
Nosheen Iqbal ‘How Tarell Alvin McCraney took Hamlet back to school’, The Guardian (5 February 2010).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

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

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