Hamlet. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Incidental music by Virgil Thomson. Musical Direction by Hugh Davis. Directed by Leslie Howard
. Directed in collaboration with John Houseman
. Imperial Theatre: 10 Nov 1936- Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Leslie Howard (as "Hamlet, son to the late...
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[on Robert Ryan
] A disturbing mixture of anger and tenderness who had reached stardom by playing mostly brutal, neurotic roles that were at complete variance with his true nature.
During his teaching days at Julliard, one of his students was Robin Williams
, whom Houseman admired. The actor later advised the future comedian that he should quit Julliard since he was wasting his talent, and strike out on his own as a comedian which Williams soon did.