Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0598. Tuesday, 6 August 1996.
Date: Monday, 5 Aug 1996 10:18:54 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 7.0596 *Hamlet* Questions
Comment: Re: SHK 7.0596 *Hamlet* Questions
"Discovering Hamlet" (it says here) is copyrighted 1990 by Unicorn Projects out
of Washington, D.C. and was distributed by PBS Video. the catalog record, from
NDSU's online catalog is reproduced below:
Title: Discovering Hamlet [videorecording] / Unicorn Projects,
Inc. ; produced by Larry Klein ; written and directed
by Mark Olshaker.
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, c1990.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Performer-Note: Featuring The Renaissance Theatre Company, directed
by Derek Jacobi.
Performer-Note: Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), Richard Easton (Claudius),
Edward Jewesbury (Polonius), Sophie Thompson (Ophelia),
Jay Villiers (Laertes), other actors and technical
staff of the Company.
Performer-Note: Patrick Stewart.
Summary: Follows the week-by-week progress of the Company preparing
to stage a production of Hamlet. The actors describe
stage action and the characters they portray, and
members of the technical crew discuss aspects of
costuming, set design, lighting, and the problems
of working with Shakespeare's 400-year-old text.