About This Clip
Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.
This television adaptation was first aired on March 21, 1979, in the program “Lletres catalanes” (Catalan letters), that the state-owned Spanish television broadcaster TVE devoted to productions in Catalan for spectators in the region of Catalonia, where Catalan would recover its co-official status (alongside Spanish) at the end of 1979 with the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia. Bilingual novelist Terenci Moix (pseudonym of Ramon Moix i Meseguer) prepared a direct translation in unrhymed verse, abridged the text, and collaborated with director Antonio Chic the television script.
The cast included Enric Majó (Hamlet), Montserrat Carulla (Gertrudis), Pau Garsaball (King), Marta Angelat (Ofèlia), Rafael Anglada (Poloni), Josep Torrents (Laertes), Lluís Homar (Horaci), Jordi Serrat, Fermí Reixach.
Light design: Alcobendas Romero, A.
Set design: Calduch, Ernest; Cahué, Lluïsa
Costumes: Palà, Jordi
Producer: Alfonso Gutiérrez, J.
Video editing: Padin
Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.