About This Clip
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.
New York Times Review – By Howard Taubman, published: April 10, 1964
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