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Hamlet   

This was the inaugural production at the Shubert Theatre. It was the launch point for renowned English actor Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson's 'American farewell tour,' alongside his wife, Gertrude Elliott. He played a set of eight plays in repertory, beginning October 2, 1913. The opening was preceded by an invite-only reception at the Shubert honoring Forbes-Robertson on September 29, 1913 at 3:00pm, chaired by American actor De Wolf Hopper. Actor E.H. Sothern, who was also playing Hamlet in a production running simultaneously at the Manhattan Opera House, gave a speech, and baritone George MacFarlane sang.


Shubert Theatre, (10/02/1913 - 12/1913)
Manhattan Opera House, (1/05/1914 - 1/21/1914)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 02, 1913    
Closing Date: Jan 21, 1914 Total Performances:

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark


Production Staff
Produced by Forbes-Robertson Repertory
Written by William Shakespeare
Cast
Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Gertrude Elliott
Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Eric Adeney
Reynaldo
Richard Andean
Bernardo
Officer
Robert Atkins
First Player
Grendon Bentley
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Adeline Bourne
Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Maud Buchanan
Player Queen
S.A. Cookson
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
R. Ericson
Francisco
Officer
H. Athol Forde
First Grave Digger
Charles Graham
Laertes
son to Polonius
George Hayes
Osric
a Courtier
R. Montague
Priest
S.T. Pearce
Second Gravedigger
Percy Rhodes
Ghost
G. Richardson
Second Player
Walter Ringham
Claudius
King of Denmark
A. Roberts
Marcellus
Officer
Ian Robertson
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
E. A. Ross
Guildenstern
Courtier
Montague Rutherford
Rosencrantz
Courtier