Inclusive Dates: March 11 - May 10 1992
Production files documenting William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged in 1992 at Roundabout Theatre's Criterion Center, Stage Right, in its first season on Broadway (1991/1992). The production, directed by Paul Weidner, starred Stephen Lang as Hamlet with Elizabeth McGovern as Ophelia, Kathleen Widdoes as Gertrude, and Michael Cristofer as Claudius, and included costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, sets by Christopher H. Barreca, lighting by Natasha Katz and sound by Douglas J. Cuomo.
Opening night celebrations were held on April 2, 1992 with a reception in the theatre immediately following the 8:00 PM performance.
Written between 1599 and 1602, Hamlet portrays the story of Prince Hamlet who seeks revenge on his uncle Cladius after learning that Claudius killed his brother, Hamlet's father, and married Hamlet's mother. The play focuses on themes of insanity, incest, and moral corruption, and is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.
Hamlet 1992 production files include 8 production folders, 1 playbill, 1 marketing flyer, and 2 black and white prints of the cast. Collection lacks prompt script and all documents detailing artistic vision for the play (director's notes, costume, set, lighting, sound design).
Photograph file contains three color slides without photographer stamp.
The collection has an electronic folder consisting of production photographs, scanned playbill, and a scanned Education play guide.
Access Restrictions: Open and accessible for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: Hamlet 1992 Production Collection, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Digital files, Media, Paper documents
Library of Congress Subject Heading Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. HamletLang, Stephen, 1952-McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961-Widdoes, Kathleen, 1939-Cristofer, MichaelWeidner, PaulBarreca, ChristopherPakledinaz, MartinKatz, NatashaCuomo, Douglas J.Roundabout Theatre CompanyTheater--New York (State)Dramatic production