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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 Evans
Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Wesley Addy
Bernardo
Officer
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Donald Arbury
Francisco
Officer
Player
Charles Bowden
Ensemble
Donald Cameron
Marcellus
Officer
Frederic Carney
Ensemble
Mady Christians
Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Augustin Duncan
Ghost
Henry Edwards
Claudius
King of Denmark
Reynolds Evans
Voltemand
Priest
Constance Friend
Ensemble
George Graham
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Richard Janaver
Sailor
Ensemble
Henry Jones
Reynaldo
Second Gravedigger
Whitford Kane
Gravedigger
George Keane
Gentleman
Katherine Locke
Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Carmen Mathews
Ensemble
Paul Nevens
Player Queen
Ambassador
Alfred Paschall
Captain
Ensemble
William Prince
Page
Ensemble
Donald Randolph
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Everett Ripley
Guildenstern
Courtier
Emmett Rogers
Cornelius
Player
Sailor
Alexander Scourby
Rosencrantz
Courtier
Sydney Smith
Laertes
son to Polonius
Irene Tedrow
Lady in Waiting
Ensemble
Maury Tuckerman
Osric
a Courtier
Ruth Wilk
Ensemble
Rhys Williams
Player King
Ambassador