|Directed by Royston Morley|
Initial release 17 June 1959
Budget 2,500 GBP
Producer Royston Morley
|Release date 1959|
Director Royston Morley
Story by William Shakespeare
|Based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare|
Distributed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia)
Cast John Fegan, William Job, Lou Vernon, Georgie Sterling
Similar Io - Amleto, Hamlet ADD, Khoon Ka Khoon, Hamlet at Elsinore, One Hamlet Less
Hamlet three soliloquies read by sir john gielgud
Hamlet is a 1959 Australian TV play starring William Job and produced by Royston Morley.
It was one of two notable productions of Shakespeare done by the ABC, the other being Anthony and Cleopatra.
The production was well received.
A critic from the Sydney Morning Herald said that it "proved that Shakespeare can be successfully translated to television" with Morley's direction responsible for "much of the credit... he kept the field of action small, relying on _closeups to intensify the drama. I also thought that William Job's portrayal of the young and tragic Dane was outstanding."
It was repeated in 1964.