Sir John Gielgud directed this "Electronovision" taping of the play "Hamlet" performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway in 1964 ("Electronovision" was a short-lived gimmick which was basically closed-circuit TV). The most unusual thing about this film is that the actors are in street clothes instead of period costumes, and the sets are minimal, to say the least. Written by
Richard Burton in HAMLET with the entire original Broadway cast. The complete performance from the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway through the NEW MIRACLE PROCESS ELECTRONOVISION
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was dissatisfied with the film and wanted all copies destroyed. However one copy did survive. See more