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Hamlet   

 
St. James Theatre , (10/12/1938 - circa. 1/1939)
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Opening Date:Oct 12, 1938   
Closing Date:Jan 1939 Total Performances:96

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Comments: This was the first staging of the full text of "Hamlet" in New York.


Production Staff
Produced by Maurice Evans; Produced in association with Joseph Verner Reed and Boris Said
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Lehman Engel
Staged by Margaret Webster
Scenic Design by David Ffolkes; Costume Design by David Ffolkes
General Manager: Edgar Runkle
General Stage Manager: Edward P. Dimond; Assistant Stage Mgr: Richard Janaver, Donald Arbury and Rhys Williams
Orchestra Leader: Virginia Oman
Fencing arranged by George Santelli; Press Representative: Richard Maney
Cast
Maurice Evans Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Wesley Addy Bernardo
Officer
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Donald Arbury Francisco
Officer
Player
Charles Bowden Ensemble
Donald Cameron Marcellus
Officer
Frederic Carney Ensemble
Mady Christians Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Augustin Duncan Ghost
Henry Edwards Claudius
King of Denmark
Reynolds Evans Voltemand
Priest
Constance Friend Ensemble
George Graham Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Richard Janaver Sailor
Ensemble
Henry Jones Reynaldo
Second Gravedigger
Whitford Kane Gravedigger
George Keane Gentleman
Katherine Locke Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Carmen Mathews Ensemble
Paul Nevens Player Queen
Ambassador
Alfred Paschall Captain
Ensemble
William Prince Page
Ensemble
Donald Randolph Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Everett Ripley Guildenstern
Courtier
Emmett Rogers Cornelius
Player
Sailor
Alexander Scourby Rosencrantz
Courtier
Sydney Smith Laertes
son to Polonius
Irene Tedrow Lady in Waiting
Ensemble
Maury Tuckerman Osric
a Courtier
Ruth Wilk Ensemble
Rhys Williams Player King
Ambassador