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The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Bill Colleran 
John Gielgud 
 
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William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Alexander H. Cohen .... producer: stage production
Alfred W. Crown .... producer
John Heyman .... producer
William Sargent Jr. .... executive producer (as Bill Sargent)
William Sargent Jr. .... producer (as Bill Sargent)
 
Cinematography by
Bill Colleran 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce B. Pierce 
 
Production Design by
Ben Edwards 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood 
 
Sound Department
James Fritch .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nobby Cross .... gaffer
Jean Rosenthal .... lighting designer (stage production)
 
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Alexander H. Cohen .... presenter
John Gielgud .... stage director
 

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"Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
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191 min
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Eileen Herlie also played Gertrude in Laurence Olivier's Oscar-winning 1948 Hamlet (1948). Whereas she was 11 years younger than her "son" when Hamlet was played by Olivier, she was seven years older than Richard Burton.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Hit! A palpable hit!, 12 September 2000
Author: cwpnewpaltz from New Paltz, NY

Wondrous prose gloriously delivered by stellar actors at the peak of their form. Three hours of fast-spoken, fast paced, riveting action conceived in the mind's eye, not in a computer program. I saw this on restored DVD, and found it breathtaking. There is no point in my inveighing on the merits of the play, but to anyone who might have fixed ideas about the capabilities and limitations of certain well-known Broadway actors, it will be a revelation. That's entertainment!

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