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Maurice Evans’ uncut HAMLET
Posted by: showtunetrivia 10:10 pm EST 11/12/20
In reply to: Will CURSED CHILD come back as a one-nighter? - Teacher64 08:54 pm EST 11/12/20

In 1938, Maurice Evans starred in the first uncut HAMLET in America. It started at 6:30 and ended at 11:15 (Burns Mantle noted on opening night, the curtain fell at 11:30). There was a half hour dinner break, from 8:15 to 8:35. The Astor and Lincoln Hotels, as well as Sardi’s had $1.00 buffet dinners available for hungry theatre-goers. There was another ten minute intermission at 9:50.

In that damn novel of mine, I have my time traveler see this show, which is why I know these useless facts.

Laura
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