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Hamlet   

 
St. James Theatre, (10/12/1938 - circa. 1/1939)
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Opening Date: Oct 12, 1938    
Closing Date: Jan 1939 Total Performances: 96

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Comments: This was the first staging of the full text of "Hamlet" in New York.



Production Staff
Produced by Maurice Evans; Produced in association with Joseph Verner Reed and Boris Said
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Lehman Engel
Staged by Margaret Webster
Scenic Design by David Ffolkes; Costume Design by David Ffolkes
General Manager: Edgar Runkle
General Stage Manager: Edward P. Dimond; Assistant Stage Mgr: Richard Janaver, Donald Arbury and Rhys Williams
Orchestra Leader: Virginia Oman
Fencing arranged by George Santelli; Press Representative: Richard Maney
Cast
Maurice EvansHamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Wesley AddyBernardo
Officer
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Donald ArburyFrancisco
Officer
Player
Charles BowdenEnsemble
Donald CameronMarcellus
Officer
Frederic CarneyEnsemble
Mady ChristiansGertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Augustin DuncanGhost
Henry EdwardsClaudius
King of Denmark
Reynolds EvansVoltemand
Priest
Constance FriendEnsemble
George GrahamPolonius
Lord Chamberlain
Richard JanaverSailor
Ensemble
Henry JonesReynaldo
Second Gravedigger
Whitford KaneGravedigger
George KeaneGentleman
Katherine LockeOphelia
daughter to Polonius
Carmen MathewsEnsemble
Paul NevensPlayer Queen
Ambassador
Alfred PaschallCaptain
Ensemble
William PrincePage
Ensemble
Donald RandolphHoratio
friend to Hamlet
Everett RipleyGuildenstern
Courtier
Emmett RogersCornelius
Player
Sailor
Alexander ScourbyRosencrantz
Courtier
Sydney SmithLaertes
son to Polonius
Irene TedrowLady in Waiting
Ensemble
Maury TuckermanOsric
a Courtier
Ruth WilkEnsemble
Rhys WilliamsPlayer King
Ambassador