Hamlet (1964)





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This 199-minute Broadway production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy was directed for the stage by John Gielgud, who also provides the voice of the Ghost. Richard Burton plays the lead in Hamlet, the dramatic and tragic tale of a Danish prince whose obsessive desire for certainty is his ultimate undoing. The entire production was filmed by director Bill Colleran in Electronovision, employing 15 cameras to film the action with no interruptions. Burton gives one of the best stage performances of his career as the ill-fated prince of Denmark.
Classics , Drama , Special Interest
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Alfred Drake
as Claudius
Hume Cronyn
as Polonius
Barnard Hughes
as Marcellus/Priest
Eileen Herlie
as Gertrude
John Cullum
as Laertes
Frederick Young
as Bernardo
Michael Ebert
as Francisco
Robert Milli
as Horatio
Philip Coolidge
as Voltimand
Hugh Alexander
as English Ambassador/Cornelius/2nd Gravedigger
Dillon Evans
as Reynaldo
Clement Fowler
as Rosencrantz
John Gielgud
as The Ghost
William Redfield
as Guildenstern
George Voskovec
as Player King
John Hetherington
as Player Prologue
Geoff Garland
as Lucianus
Alex Giannini
as Messenger/Lords, Ladies, and Attendant
Richard Sterne
as Gentleman
George Rose
as 1st Gravedigger
Claude Harz
as Lords, Ladies, and Attendant
Gerome Ragni
as Lords, Ladies, and Attendant
Linda Seff
as Lords, Ladies, and Attendant
Carol Teitel
as Lords, Ladies, and Attendant
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Now that is how Shakespeare is done.Often imitated, but nobody performs it quite like Richard Burton.

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