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 THE FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
PRESENTS
AMLET
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
FEBRUARY   5 - 17,  1965
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is summoned from his studies at the
University of Wittenberg to the Danish court at Elsinore by news of his
royal father's death. His sorrow is deepened by his mother's hasty
marriage to his uncle, the crafty Claudius, who has seized the throne
and is attempting to prevent the Norwegian prince, Fortinbras, from invading Denmark to recover territory lost when his father was killed in
battle with the late king. Claudius permits Laertes, son of the lord
chamberlain Polonius, to return to the University of Paris, but orders
Hamlet to remain at the Danish court. For counsel the Prince can turn
to no one but his friend Horatio, for his mother sides with the King, and
Ophelia, the daughter of Polonius, whom he loves, has promised her
father that she will reject his suit. Hamlet's distraction is increased by
the reports of Horatio and two officers that the ghost of his father stalks
the battlements of the castle, and in a terrifying encounter with the
spectre he learns the dreadful truth: his uncle has killed his father, and
he is himself faced with the terrible duty of avenging the murder.
The insanity which Hamlet feigns as a screen leads the overconfident Polonius to believe that the Prince is mad because Ophelia
has repulsed his advances. Of this, however, the King is not convinced,
and sets Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy upon Hamlet and learn
the truth. The Prince plots to "catch the conscience of the King" by
having a company of strolling players present before him a murder-play
containing episodes which resemble those of the actual killing of his
father. In the meantime the King has accepted Fortinbras' promise not
to invade Denmark but has granted him permission to march through the
country in an invasion of Poland.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and the lord chamberlain having
failed utterly to discover the true cause of Hamlet's distraction, Claudius
determines to send him to England with the two spies. The presentation
of the murder-play so disturbs the King that he leaves the hall, but, in
spite of Hamlet's conviction of his uncle's guilt, he can not make up
his mind to kill him when he encounters him alone at prayer. Almost
immediately afterwards when his mother is upbraiding him for his conduct,
he turns upon her, her cry for help is echoed from behind the curtain, and
thrusting his rapier at an intruder who he thinks is the King, Hamlet
kills the spying Polonius. The Ghost appears to Hamlet again but not
to the Queen, who is convinced, for the moment, of her son's insanity;
but he persuades her henceforth not to take sides against him.
Hamlet's mischance in killing Polonius hastens his departure to
England. He escapes, however, aboard a pirate vessel, and on landing
in Denmark sends letters of his arrival to both Horatio and the King. In
the meantime, the death and secret burial of Polonius have driven Ophelia
insane and have led her impetuous brother, called upon, like Hamlet, to
avenge a father's death, hot-headedly to invade the castle at the head of
a mob. Claudius turns Laertes' wrath against Hamlet, and the two plot
to kill the Prince with a poisoned foil in what is to pass for a fencing
match between the young men. Laertes is confirmed in his wickedness
by the news that Ophelia has been drowned. HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
CAST
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CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark
HAMLET, son to the late, and
nephew to the present, King
POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain
HORATIO, friend to Hamlet
LAERTES, son to Polonius
VOLTEMAND
CORNELIUS
ROSENCRANTZ
GUILDENSTERN
OSRIC
"      MARCELLUS
BERNARDO
FRANCISCO, a soldier
REYNALDO, Servant to Polonius
PLAYER KING
PLAYER QUEEN
PLAYER PROLOGUE
LUCIANUS
FIRST GRAVEDIGGER
SECOND GRAVEDIGGER
A PRIEST
FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway
A NORWEGIAN CAPTAIN
MESSENGER
GHOST OF HAMLET'S FATHER
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark,
mother to Hamlet
OPHELIA, daughter to Polonius
OPHELIA, understudy
LORDS, LADIES, OFFICERS,
SOLDIERS, ATTENDANTS:
* JOHN JULIANI
* PETER BROCKINGTON
•ROBERT ORCHARD
* EDWARD RUDNEY
* ERIC SCHNEIDER
EDWARD WHITE
JEREMY YOUNG
* HUTCHISON SHANDRO
ROBIN LAKE
VAL ROMILLY
BARRY AYOUB
LEE MacKENZIE
KEES vanWESTON
OSCAR JOVIKAS
•JOHN WHITE
GARY ROGERS
LIONEL LUKIN-JOHNSTON
HARTMUT GALLANT
* JOHN WHITE
DES SMILEY
BARRY AYOUB
QUINN HAL FORD
LEE MacKENZIE
LIONEL LUKIN-JOHNSTON
MALCOLM CRANE
ALMA THERY
PATRICIA LUDWICK
TRICIA GOODLAD
Virginia Black, Donn Elliott,
Hartmut Gallant,  Linda Goosetrey,   Dermot Hennelly,
Oscar Jovikas,  Tim Landers,  Scott Lawrence,  Lionel
Lukin-Johnston, Lee MacKenzie, Ina Petersen, Cary
Raines, Bradford Robinson, Gary Rogers, Garry Rupert,
Kent Steele, Kees van Weston, Sandra Walton, Edward
White, Jeremy Young
SCENE
The Castle of Elsinore
There will be two intermissions of ten minutes
Appearing by permission of Actors' Equity Association DIRECTED BY JOHN BROCKINGTON
SETTINGS DESIGNED BY CLIFF ROBINSON
COSTUMES DESIGNED BY JESSIE RICHARDSON
DUEL ARRANGED BY ANTHONY HOLLAND
MIME PLAY CHOREOGRAPHED BY HELEN GOODWIN
LIGHTING BY IAN PRATT & RAE ACKERMAN
PRODUCTION
Stage Manager and Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Costume Execution
Properties
Make-up
Assistants to the Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Painting Assistant
Stage Crew
House Management
Ushers
Box Office
Production
NORMAN YOUNG
IAN PRATT
JESSIE RICHARDSON
GERALDINE RICHARDSON
JEAN CAUSEY
KATHERINE ROBERTSON
SANDRA WALTON
GEORGINA DETWILLER
PENNY MITCHELL
LOUISE GLENNIE
JOYCE SOBELL
AVERY HUYGHE
ISOBEL KIMMITT
ROBERT GRAHAM
PATRICIA DONOVAN
RICHARD LANDON
RAE ACKERMAN
DONN ELLIOTT
GREGG BURHOE
KENNETH GASS
MICHAEL GUTTERIDGE
JOHN HUMPHREY
LIONEL LUKIN-JOHNSTON
LUCINDA PILLSBURY
NIRMAL GILL
PEGGY SAYLE
MARJORIE FORDHAM
DOROTHY SOMERSET
JESSIE RICHARDSOH

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