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Title Hamlet
Document Type Rehearsal Copy
Reference Ham 55
Publication Date 1676
Theatre Duke's
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 1700s
Description Rehearsal copy of an eighteenth century actor. The original production starring Thomas Betterton was the first ever 'scenic' production of Hamlet.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Thomas Betterton - Hamlet
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Edition Martyn and Herringman edition, 1676
Shattuck Code HAM 2
Play Hamlet
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.