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Hamlet (Gielgud, 1964)

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Richard Burton’s Hamlet is a 1964 filmed record of the Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy that played from April 9 through August 8 of that year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It is a literal filmed record of the stage production in which three performances were recorded by cameras from June 30 through July 1 using a process called Electronovision and then edited into a single film.


Directed By: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud
Produced By: Alexander Cohen, Alfred W. Crown, John Heyman
Release Date: 23 September 1964
Written By: William Shakespeare
Cinematography: Nobby Cross
Distributed By: Theatrofilm, Warner Bros. Pictures
Running Time: 191 min.
Country: United States
Language: English


New York Times Review – By Howard Taubman, published: April 10, 1964


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