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.
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
Did You Know?
This movie belonged to a genre of movies that began in the mid 1960s that were actually stage productions filmed much like a television show, but for theatrical distribution. These movies also included the heralded The T.A.M.I. Show
(1964) and "TNT" (1966) rock concerts, as well as Harlow
(1965) starring Carol Lynley
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Version of Hamlet