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Ralph Nelson (Ralph Leo Nelson)

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Biography

Long Island City, New York, USA
In 1959, Emmy Award-winning television director Ralph Nelson directed a 90-minute adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," with John Neville as the Dane, for the DuPont Show of the Month. Nelson himself adapted the 1601 Quatro (the "pirated" version considered corrupt) in order to make a coherent production of a play that uncut, runs four hours. The video-taped presentation essentially is a recording of the Old Vic Company's "Hamlet." The truncated version makes for an effective stage performance of "Hamlet," as Tony Richardson's version with Nicol Williamson ten year later proves. Read more...

Actor

Character: Belgian officer

Counterpoint 1967

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Character: Executed Prisoner

The Wrath of God 1972

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Directing

Writing