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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Englishman Abroad (1984, John Schlesinger)

TitleEnglishman Abroad
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJohn Schlesinger
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs
Play ConnectionsHamlet (derivative)


Only tangentially related to Hamlet in that the acting troupe in Moscow is playing Hamlet when Guy Burgess, the celebrated English spy, appears in the star's dressing room. Transmitted in 1985 on U.S. public television

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

CastAlan Bates
CastCoral Browne

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Schlesinger

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell