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.
His hatred for former partner Orson Welles
was notorious, and Houseman never passed up an opportunity to attack him, often on very personal grounds. He is known to have given a great deal of information, most of it false or misleading, to Pauline Kael
for her much-criticized essay, "Raising Kane". However, he could never escape from Welles' shadow, and even managed to die on the 50th anniversary ...