June 04, 1970 | The Royal Shakespeare Company
Directed by: Trevor Nunn | Literature: William Shakespeare | Costume Design: Christopher Morley | Set Design: Christopher Morley | Music: Guy Woolfenden
Old Hamlet, King of Denmark, is dead and has been succeeded by his brother, who marries the widowed queen, Gertrude (Brenda Bruce). Hamlet (Alan Howard), 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 (Sebastian Shaw), councillor to the court, whose young daughter Ophelia (Helen Mirren) is all but betrothed to Hamlet, believes that his madness is caused by love.
Cast: Trader Faulkner (Bernardo), Hugh Keays Byrne (Captain), David Waller (Claudius), Clement McCallin (Cornelius), Glynne Lewis (Fortinbras), Hugh Keays Byrne (Francisco), Martin Bax (Gentleman), Brenda Bruce (Gertrude), Patrick Barr (Ghost), Barry Stanton (Gravedigger), Ralph Cotterill (Gravedigger 2), John Kane (Guildenstern), Alan Howard (Hamlet), Terence Taplin (Horatio), Christopher Gable (Laertes), Clement McCallin (Leader of Players), Terrence Hardiman (Marcellus), Helen Mirren (Ophelia), Peter Egan (Osric), Patrick Barr (Player King), Clement McCallin (Player Murderer), Hugh Keays Byrne (Player Mute), Glynne Lewis (Player Mute), Frances de la Tour (Player Queen), Sebastian Shaw (Polonius), Patrick Barr (Priest), Ralph Cotterill (Reynaldo), Phillip Manikum (Rosencrantz), Trader Faulkner (Sailor), Barry Stanton (Voltemand)

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