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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 Burton
Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Hume Cronyn
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Alfred Drake
Claudius
King of Denmark
Eileen Herlie
Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
William Redfield
Guildenstern
Courtier
George Rose
First Gravedigger
George Voskovec
Player King
Philip Coolidge
Voltemand
John Cullum
Laertes
son to Polonius
Michael Ebert
Francisco
Officer
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Dillon Evans
Reynaldo
Osric
a Courtier
Clement Fowler
Rosencrantz
Courtier
Geoff Garland
Lucianus
Barnard Hughes
Marcellus
Officer
Priest
Linda Marsh
Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Robert Milli
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Hugh Alexander
Cornelius
Second Gravedigger
English Ambassador
Robert Burr
Bernardo
Officer
Ensemble
Christopher Culkin
Player Queen
Alex Giannini
Ensemble
John Gielgud
Ghost
Recorded voice only
Claude Harz
Ensemble
John Hetherington
Player Prologue
Ensemble
Gerome Ragni
Ensemble
Linda Seff
Ensemble
Richard Sterne
Gentleman
Carol Teitel
Ensemble
Frederick Young
Ensemble
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