Hamlet (1936). Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Scenic and Costume Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Guthrie McClintic
. Empire Theatre (moved to The St. James Theatre from Jan 1937 to close): 8 Oct 1936- unknown (132 performances). Cast included: John Gielgud
(as "Hamlet, son to the late, and nephew to the ...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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[directing Linda Marsh as Ophelia in "Hamlet", 1964]: You went slinking about the stage doing a number of interesting movements. They were adequately serpentine, but not altogether gorgeous.
, acknowledging Gielgud's mastery of Shakespeare's verse (though he criticized him for making it too much like song), said that Gielgud was possessed of a voice "that wooed the world".
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile