PlayTragedyRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 09, 1964
Closing Date
Aug 08, 1964
Previews
0
Performances
137
PlayTragedyRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964)

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 thoroughly prepared, there is always a full final rehearsal of the text and action played straight through without interruption from the director." --John Gielgud

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
Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Claudius
King of Denmark
Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Guildenstern
Courtier
First Gravedigger
Player King
Voltemand
Laertes
son to Polonius
Francisco
Officer
 
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Reynaldo
 
Osric
a Courtier
Rosencrantz
Courtier
Lucianus
Marcellus
Officer
 
Priest
Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Cornelius
 
Second Gravedigger
 
English Ambassador
Bernardo
Officer
 
Ensemble
Player Queen
Ensemble
Ghost
Recorded voice only
Ensemble
Player Prologue
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Gentleman
Ensemble
Ensemble
Standby: Robert Burr (Hamlet) and Carol Teitel (Gertrude)
Understudies: Philip Coolidge (Polonius), Geoff Garland (Gravedigger, Reynaldo), Alex Giannini (Marcellus, Priest, Lucianus), Claude Harz (Guildenstern, Reynaldo), John Hetherington (Rosencrantz), Barnard Hughes (Claudius), Gerome Ragni (Horatio), Linda Seff (Ophelia), Richard Sterne (Laertes) and Frederick Young (Player King, Francisco)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964)

Produced in association with John Heyman
Production Manager: Jean Barrere
Music Contractor: Vincent Rifici
General Press Representative: James D. Proctor; Press Associate: Louise Weiner

Cast

Messenger
 
Lucianus
Bernardo
Officer
Understudy: William Bogert (Horatio)

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in Play

1964 Nominee
Richard Burton

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1964 Winner
Hume Cronyn
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