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Shakespeare and his stage : approaches to Hamlet

Author: Laurence OlivierJohn GielgudNicol WilliamsonJohn BarrymoreDaniel SeltzerAll authors
Publisher: [Princeton, N.J.] : Films for the Humanities, [©1988]
Series: History of drama, 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recreates the theatre of Shakespeare's day through the staging of scenes from Hamlet in an Elizabethan courtyard near Stratford, England. Contrasts styles of Shakespearean role playing with excerpts from performances by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson and John Barrymore. Includes views of landmarks in London, Stratford and Warwick which shaped Shakespeare's approach to theatrical practice.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; John Gielgud; Nicol Williamson; John Barrymore; Daniel Seltzer; Harold Mantell; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 19697770
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1975.
Credits: Photographer, Anthony Spalla ; editor, Carlo Arcamone ; narrator, John Gielgud ; music, Arnold Black.
Cast: Stephen Tate, Lesley Duff; Hamlet interpreted by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson, John Barrymore.
Performer(s): Narrated by John Gielgud.
Description: 1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: History of drama, 4.
Other Titles: Approaches to Hamlet
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities ; directed by Daniel Seltzer ; produced and directed by Harold Mantell.

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Recreates the theatre of Shakespeare's day through the staging of scenes from Hamlet in an Elizabethan courtyard near Stratford, England. Contrasts styles of Shakespearean role playing with excerpts from performances by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson and John Barrymore. Includes views of landmarks in London, Stratford and Warwick which shaped Shakespeare's approach to theatrical practice.

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