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Hamlet

Season 2, Ep 29, Aired 4/26/53
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  • Episode Description
  • A modern dress of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" about the tragic Danish prince who becomes enmeshed in the machinations of his uncle Claudius now his step-father. Hamlet filled with grief and despair leads Claudius to call upon Hamlet's friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mildred Freed Alberg

  • Tom Hughes Sand

  • Albert McCleery

  • Maurice Evans

    Hamlet

  • Ruth Chatterton

    Gertrude

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • This telecast aired on the date William Shakespeare was baptized in 1564.

    • The first television appearance of one of theater's most distinguished actors, Maurice Evans. At the time of television debut of Hamlet Maurice Evans had played the tragic Danish prince 800 times.

    • This was the first longest dramatic show (2 hours) produced on television and was aired on the date celebrated as Shakespeare's birthday.

    • The first television appearance of one of the theater's most distinguished actors, Maurice Evans. At the time of television debut of Hamlet Maurice Evans had played the tragic Danish prince 800 times.

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