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Hamlet   

 
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (4/09/1964 - 8/08/1964)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: Apr 09, 1964    
Closing Date: Aug 08, 1964 Total Performances: 137

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Comments: "This is a HAMLET acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings, unencumbered by a reconstruction of any particular Historical Period. This performance is conceived as a final run-through, as actors call it. When a play has been thoroughly prepared, there is always a full final rehearsal of the text and action played straight through without interruption from the director." --John Gielgud



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Feuer & Martin Musicals, Inc.
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen; Produced in association with Frenman Productions
Originally produced by John Gielgud
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Gielgud
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Jane Greenwood: Jack Edwards; Production Assistant to Jean Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella
General Manager: Roy A. Somlyo; Company Manager: Seymour Herscher
Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nathaniel White and Jake Hamilton
General Press Representative: David P. Rothenberg; Press Associate: Michael Alpert; Production Associate: Gabriel Katzka, Andre Goulston, Annette Segal and Robin Rudd; Fencing Master: Charles Bellin; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Assistant to the Director: Jessica Levy
Cast
Richard BurtonHamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Hume CronynPolonius
Lord Chamberlain
Alfred DrakeClaudius
King of Denmark
Eileen HerlieGertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
William RedfieldGuildenstern
Courtier
George RoseFirst Gravedigger
George VoskovecPlayer King
Philip CoolidgeVoltemand
John CullumLaertes
son to Polonius
Michael EbertFrancisco
Officer
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Dillon EvansReynaldo
Osric
a Courtier
Clement FowlerRosencrantz
Courtier
Geoff GarlandLucianus
Barnard HughesMarcellus
Officer
Priest
Linda MarshOphelia
daughter to Polonius
Robert MilliHoratio
friend to Hamlet
Hugh AlexanderCornelius
Second Gravedigger
English Ambassador
Robert BurrBernardo
Officer
Ensemble
Christopher CulkinPlayer Queen
Alex GianniniEnsemble
John GielgudGhost
Recorded voice only
Claude HarzEnsemble
John HetheringtonPlayer Prologue
Ensemble
Gerome RagniEnsemble
Linda SeffEnsemble
Richard SterneGentleman
Carol TeitelEnsemble
Frederick YoungEnsemble
Standby: Robert Burr (Hamlet) and Carol Teitel (Gertrude)
Understudies: Philip Coolidge (Polonius), Geoff Garland (Gravedigger, Reynaldo), Alex Giannini (Lucianus, Marcellus, Priest), Claude Harz (Guildenstern, Reynaldo), John Hetherington (Rosencrantz), Barnard Hughes (Claudius), Gerome Ragni (Horatio), Linda Seff (Ophelia), Richard Sterne (Laertes) and Frederick Young (Francisco, Player King)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Richard Burton
winner 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Hume Cronyn