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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (4/09/1964 - 8/08/1964)
First Preview: Total Previews:0
Opening Date:Apr 09, 1964   
Closing Date:Aug 08, 1964 Total Performances:137

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Comments: "This is a HAMLET acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings, unencumbered by a reconstruction of any particular Historical Period. This performance is conceived as a final run-through, as actors call it. When a play has been thoroughly prepared, there is always a full final rehearsal of the text and action played straight through without interruption from the director." --John Gielgud

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Feuer & Martin Musicals, Inc.
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen; Produced in association with Frenman Productions
Originally produced by John Gielgud
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Gielgud
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Jane Greenwood: Jack Edwards; Production Assistant to Jean Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella
General Manager: Roy A. Somlyo; Company Manager: Seymour Herscher
Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nathaniel White and Jake Hamilton
General Press Representative: David P. Rothenberg; Press Associate: Michael Alpert; Production Associate: Gabriel Katzka, Andre Goulston, Annette Segal and Robin Rudd; Fencing Master: Charles Bellin; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Assistant to the Director: Jessica Levy
Richard Burton Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Hume Cronyn Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Alfred Drake Claudius
King of Denmark
Eileen Herlie Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
William Redfield Guildenstern
George Rose First Gravedigger
George Voskovec Player King
Philip Coolidge Voltemand
John Cullum Laertes
son to Polonius
Michael Ebert Francisco
Prince of Norway
Dillon Evans Reynaldo
a Courtier
Clement Fowler Rosencrantz
Geoff Garland Lucianus
Barnard Hughes Marcellus
Linda Marsh Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Robert Milli Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Hugh Alexander Cornelius
Second Gravedigger
English Ambassador
Robert Burr Bernardo
Christopher Culkin Player Queen
Alex Giannini Ensemble
John Gielgud Ghost Recorded voice only
Claude Harz Ensemble
John Hetherington Player Prologue
Gerome Ragni Ensemble
Linda Seff Ensemble
Richard Sterne Gentleman
Carol Teitel Ensemble
Frederick Young Ensemble
Standbys: Robert Burr (Hamlet) and Carol Teitel (Gertrude)
Understudies: Philip Coolidge (Polonius), Geoff Garland (Gravedigger, Reynaldo), Alex Giannini (Lucianus, Marcellus, Priest), Claude Harz (Guildenstern, Reynaldo), John Hetherington (Rosencrantz), Barnard Hughes (Claudius), Gerome Ragni (Horatio), Linda Seff (Ophelia), Richard Sterne (Laertes) and Frederick Young (Francisco, Player King)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Richard Burton
winner 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
Hume Cronyn