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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Hamlet: Rehearsing Hamlet (1982, Carl Charlson)

TitleHamlet: Rehearsing Hamlet
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorCarl Charlson
MediumColor video
Length54 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHamlet (documentary)


An ABC News closeup documentary on the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet

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

HoratioJames Cromwell
ClaudiusBob Gunton
PoloniusJoseph Hall
Ghost/Player KingGeorge Hamlin
FranciscoStephen McNaughton
CastJoseph Papp
OpheliaPippa Pearthree
BernardoJamey Sheridan
OsricRocco Sisto
HamletDiane Venora
MarcellusJ. T. Walsh
LaertesRobert Westenberg
GertrudeKathleen Widdoes

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorCarl Charlson
ComposerAlan Shawn
LightingChuck Clifton

Company Overview

Producer ABC Video Enterprises

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell