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Performance Details - Hamlet
Olivier/Kenny, National Theatre, October 1963
"The scenic shorthand of Sean Kenny's revolving set has all the vigour and unfussy force of O'Toole's performance in the title role...From a practical point of view it enables the director to deploy his cast three-dimensionally, in height as well as across the stage and enables scene changes to be effected rapidly and practically." Peter Roberts, Plays and Players 12.63
Opening Date: 22 October 1963
Theatre: Old Vic.
Theatre Company: National Theatre
Cast - Hamlet
Richard Hampton Bernardo
Colin Blakeley Captain
Martin Boddey Claudio
Michael Redgrave Claudius
Reginald Green Cornelius
Frank Finlay First Gravedigger
Robert Lang First Player
John Stride Fortinbras
Dan Meadon Francisco
Wynne Clark Gentlewoman
Diana Wynyard Gertrude
Anthony Nicholls Ghost
Raymond Clarke Guildenstern
Peter O'Toole Hamlet
Robert Stephens Horatio
Derek Jacobi Laertes
Michael Turner Marcellus
Rosemary Harris Ophelia
Terence Knapp Osric
John Rogers Player Queen
Max Adrian Polonius
Roger Heathcote Priest
Keith Marsh Reynaldo
Peter Cellier Rosencrantz
James Mellor Sailor
Michael Rothwell Second Gravedigger
Trevor Martin Voltemand
Desmond Heeley costume
Sean Kenny designer
Laurence Olivier director
Richard Pilbrow lighting
William Shakespeare playwright

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