Tragedy - Revival

Imperial Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 10, 1936
  • Closing Date: December 13, 1936
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 39

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Hamlet, a Danish prince, discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet's mother has married the usurper. Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and revenge is considered among the greatest plays in the English language.


Opening Night Cast

Leslie Howard Hamlet
Gay Adams Court Lady
Wesley Addy Marcellus
Joan Adrian Court Lady
John Barclay Fortinbras
Daphne Bayne Court Lady
Bourn Blood Soldier
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Leslie Howard Director
  John Houseman Director in Collaboration
Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille Mime of the Players' Scene
  Stewart Chaney Scenic Design
  Stewart Chaney Costume Design
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