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September 02, 1963 - September 14, 1963 | The National Youth Theatre
Directed by: Michael Croft | Literature: William Shakespeare | Costume Design: Christopher Lawrence | Production Design: Christopher Lawrence | Music: Daphne Oram
Helen Mirren's debut with the National Youth Theatre. Old Hamlet, King of Denmark, is dead and has been succeeded by his brother, who marries the widowed queen, Gertrude. Hamlet, Gertrude's son, is distressed by his father's death and the hasty remarriage; when his father's ghost appears to tell him that he was murdered by his own brother, Hamlet vows revenge. To cover his intentions, he feigns madness. Polonius, councillor to the court, whose young daughter Ophelia is all but betrothed to Hamlet, believes that his madness is caused by love.
Cast & Characters
Jeremy Rowe (Claudius, King of Denmark), Simon Ward (Hamlet), Giles Block (Horatio), Neil Stacy (Polonius), Michael Cadman (Laertes), Hywel Pennett (Rosenkrantz), Alan Allkins (Guildenstern), John Pemble (Oscric), David Druitt (Voltimand), Sean McCarthy (Marcellus), Nicholas Elliot (Bernardo), Timothy Block (Francisco), James Dunn (Player Queen), Tim Haunton (Lucianus), Helen Mirren, Susan Kingsford, Elizabeth Sladen, Diana Rasbach (Ladies)
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