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Hamlet in Performance
General Sites for Shakespeare &
The Stage History of
, from the program of a 1995 production of the play by George Dillon with 7 actors, 2 musicians and a talking dog.
Shakespeare and the Players:
An illustrated history of the actors who have portrayed Hamlet and other characters since the late nineteenth century, by Prof. Harry Rusche of Emory University.
Paintings of Scenes from
from the web site
, by Prof. Harry Rusche of Emory University.
Famous Hamlets from the 17th to the 20th Century
, a sub-site of Kate Maurer's Study Guide (see below).
"On Seeing Madame Bernhardt's Hamlet"
, a contemporary review by Elizabeth Robins, originally published in
North American Review
171 (December 1900), 908-919.
John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor
Photographs of Barrymore, his predecessors and successors, many in Shakespearean costume, including several as Hamlet.
Seventeen Ways of Looking at
A compilation of seventeen short reviews of Michael Kahn's production at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., in the Fall of 1992. Reviews are by members of the Languages of Performance Institute.
Cinematic Adaptations of
, a short essay by P.T. McNiff, with pictures from the productions.
"A Live Wire to the Brain: Hooking Up
, an article by Michael Almereyda, first published in
The New York Times
, about his conception of Hamlet for his 2000 film.
Project: Prison Performing Arts
, a web site for a program in the St. Louis penal system in which artistic director
with prison inmates, one act at a time over a period of three years. The site includes reviews and reflections on the production, as well as an episode of the NPR show "This American Life" on the final year of the project,
. "Crime is easy; Shakespeare is hard." Danny, Actor, The
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