Cover image for Richard Burton's Hamlet
Title:
Richard Burton's Hamlet
Author:
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Onward Production Ltd. and Paul Brownstein Productions ; Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (191 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + program guide.
Summary:
Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance.
General Note:
Play by William Shakespeare.

"A theatrofilm made during an actual Broadway performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City"--Opening frame.

Filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on June 30 and July 1, 1964.

"Film restoration in collaboration with the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute.--Container.

Interactive menus include filmographies and awards, trailer, chapter selections.

"Includes unseen interview footage"--Container.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
UPC:
014381588026
Format :
DVD

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Central Library PR2807.A2 B87 1999V Adult DVD Central Library
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This 199-minute Broadway production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy was directed for the stage by John Gielgud, who also provides the voice of the Ghost. Richard Burton plays the lead in Hamlet, the dramatic and tragic tale of a Danish prince whose obsessive desire for certainty is his ultimate undoing. The entire production was filmed by director Bill Colleran in Electronovision, employing 15 cameras to film the action with no interruptions. Burton gives one of the best stage performances of his career as the ill-fated prince of Denmark. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


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