Inclusive Dates: 1992
Production files documenting The Real Inspector Hound and Fifteen Minute Hamlet produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Criterion Center Stage Right. Written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Gloria Muzio.
Creative team included set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Pat Collins, and sound design by Douglas J. Cuomo. Starring Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Drudge, Anthony Fusco as Simon, David Healy as Birdboot, Simon Jones as Moon, Rod McLachlan as Inspector Hound, Gene Silvers as The Body, J. Smith-Cameron as Felicity, Jane Summerhays as Cynthia, Jeff Weiss as Magnus/Radio Announcer's Voice.
Playwright Tom Stoppard wrote The Real Inspector Hound in 1968 and it was produced off-Broadway in 1972. The play centers on two theater critics, Moon and Birdboot, who are watching a cliched thriller and are drawn into the action on stage. Fifteen Minute Hamlet, performed before The Real Inspector Hound, is an extract from Stoppard's play Dogg's Hamlet, which has a Shakespearean troupe reciting high points from Shakespeare's Hamlet with the words spoken without break in rapid-fire delivery.
Production files contain 8 folders and one playbill. Collection lacks prompt script and all documents detailing the artistic vision for the play (director's notes, costume, set, lighting and sound design).
Photograph file contains four black and white prints with press agent Boneau Bryan Brown's information listing photo credit to Martha Swope affixed to back.
Corresponding electronic file contains production photographs and scanned playbill; corresponding photo file contains two black and white photo prints.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to researchers by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: The Real Inspector Hound/Fifteen Minute Hamlet Production Files, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Digital files, Paper documents, Media
Library of Congress Subject Heading Roundabout Theatre CompanyStoppard, Tom. Real Inspector Hound and other entertainmentsStoppard, Tom. Dogg's HamletTheater--New York (State)--New YorkTheater--Production and directionMuzio, GloriaSmith-Cameron, J.Summerhays, JaneJones, Simon, 1950-Healy, David, 1929-1995Conelly, PatriciaWeiss, JeffSilver, GeneMcLachlan, RodBeatty, John Lee, 1948-Goldstein, JessCollins, Pat (Lighting designer)Cuomo, Douglas J.Haimes, ToddActors' Equity Association