Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet (1964)

Release LocationsUSA
Length3 hrs
Play ConnectionsHamlet (recording)


An ambitious recording of a stage performance at the New York City Shakespeare Festival outdoor theatre in Central Park. The exceptionally lengthy broadcast also coincided with the 400th anniversary of the year of Shakespeare's birth, an event marked by many commemorative activities. A full-page ad in the Times attested to the seriousness of the occasion

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastStaats Cotsworth
ClaudiusHoward Da Silva
CastClifford David
OpheliaJulie Harris
CastTom Klunis
GertrudeNan Martin
CastJohn Randolph
HamletAlfred Ryder

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerJoseph Papp

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell