Richard Burton
Richard Burton’s Hamlet: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, George Rose, George Voskovec, Hugh Alexander, Philip Coolidge, Christopher Culkin, John Cullum, Michael Ebert, Bill Colleran, John Gielgud, William Shakespeare Detail
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Richard Burton’s Hamlet: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, George Rose, George Voskovec, Hugh Alexander, Philip Coolidge, Christopher Culkin, John Cullum, Michael Ebert, Bill Colleran, John Gielgud, William Shakespeare Description

Richard Burton stars and Sir John Gielgud directs William Shakespeare’s play of the Danish Prince. This is a “Hamlet” acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings, so the beauty of the language and imagery could shine through. Filmed during an actual Broadway performance, to be shown in movie theaters for two days only, the prints were contractually ordered destroyed, but Burton sent one to the British Film Institute, and kept one print at home, located by his widow S…

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Richard Burton