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If anyone is wondering WHICH uncut Hamlet
Last Edit: AlanScott 12:12 pm EST 11/13/20
Posted by: AlanScott 12:06 pm EST 11/13/20
In reply to: Maurice Evans’ uncut HAMLET - showtunetrivia 10:10 pm EST 11/12/20

Since a few months ago (back in May, I think) we discussed here the question of what is even meant by an uncut version of Hamlet, perhaps some will be interested to know that the production's director, Margaret Webster, chose the Quarto, although (if I'm understanding what she wrote about this) she sometimes resolved discrepancies between different editions by referencing the Folio. Needless to say she didn't chose the "bad" Quarto or the show would have been much shorter. :)

It's surprising that in 1938 she didn't use a conflated edition.

It could be that Evans said, "I want to do 'How all occasions do inform against me,'" and that's why it was their choice, but she didn't say that. :

OK, I've now edited this four times. Should I go for a fifth?
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