Adaptor 1 Gurik, Robert
Date of First Production
1968, January 17-February 11
Title Hamlet, prince du Québec
Director
Roland Laroche
Place of First Production
L'Escale
Production Company
Les Productions Deschamps-Lelarge Inc.
Technical Design/Direction
Scenery and costumes: Renée Noiseux-Gurik
Masks: Guy Monarque
Cast/Performers
Hamlet/Quebec: Benoit Girard
Le Roi/The English: Pierre Dufresne
La Reine/The Church: Henri Norbert
Polonius/Lester B. Pearson: Jean Pierre Masson
Ophélie/Jean LeSage: Pierre Thériault
Laerte/Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Marc Favreau
Horatio/Rene Levesque: Roger Blay
Guildenstern/B&B Commission: Gilles Renaud
Rosencrantz/B&B Commission: Réjean Roy
Le Spectre/De Gaulle: Jean-Pierre Saulnier
L'officier du RHIN/Daniel Johnson: Paul Gauthier
Les fossoyeurs: Jean-Pierre Cartier, Paul Gauthier
Les comédiens/(Gratien Gélinas, Jean Gascon, Judy LaMarsh): André Muller, Armand Labelle, Jean-Pierre Saulnier
Performance History
1968, November
Hamlet, Prince of Quebec
London Little Theatre, ON

Translator: Marc F. Gélinas
Costume and Set Design: Renée Noiseux-Gurik
Masks: Guy Monarque
Settings: Ed Kotanen and Jack King

Hamlet/Quebec: E. A. Peyroux
The King/The English: Pat Bates
The Queen/The Church: Bruce Cumming
Polonius/Lester B. Pearson: Jim Kiteley
Ophelia/Jean LeSage: Bill Ziegler
Laertes/Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Peter Mackie
Horatio/Rene Levesque: Dick Sparrow
Guildenstern/B&B Commission: Howard Baker
Rosencrantz/B&B Commission: Greg Brandt
Ghost/De Gaulle: Jack Scott
Officer/Daniel Johnson: Jack Beattie
Gravediggers: Alex Baker Spigel, Jack Beattie
Comedians/(Gratien Gélinas, Jean Gascon, Judy LaMarsh): Drew McGee, Alex Baker Spigel, Alex Burr
Messengers, Servants: Gary Horton, Mike Mulherne, Geoff Lee, Bill Hunter, Paul Potter

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1972 Lighting: Mousseau

Publishing and Multimedia
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince Du Québec. Montreal: Les Éditions de l'homme, 1968.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, prince du Québec. Ottawa: Leméac Éditeur, 1977.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince of Quebec. Trans. Marc F. Gélinas. Toronto: Playwrights Union, 1968.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince of Quebec. Trans. Marc F. Gélinas. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1974.
 
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince Du Québec. Montreal: Les Éditions de l'homme, 1968.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, prince du Québec. Ottawa: Leméac Éditeur, 1977.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince of Quebec. Trans. Marc F. Gélinas. Toronto: Playwrights Union, 1968.
*Gurik, Robert. Hamlet, Prince of Quebec. Trans. Marc F. Gélinas. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1974.
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Secondary Materials
*B.L. "Satire ou plaisanterie?" Sept-Jours 21 (4-10 Feb. 1968): 46-47.
*Basile, Jean. "'Hamlet, Prince du Québec' ou 'Ophèlie, c'est Lesage', selon l'auteur, Robert Gurik." Le Devoir 13 Jan. 1968: 11.
*Bérubé, Renald. "Le Cid et Hamlet: Corneille et Shakespeare lus par Ducharme et Gurik." études n.d.: 35-56.
*Lieblein, Leanore. "Shakespeare in Francophone Québec." Internet Shakespeare Editions: Shakespeare around the Globe. 28 Aug. 2003. [Link1].
*Stevenson, Melanie. "A qui appartient Shakespeare? Les tiraillements au sujet du Hamlet, prince du Québec de Robert Gurik." L'Annuaire théâtrale 24 (Fall 1998): 69-84.
  http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/Criticism/shakespearein/quebec1.html
Adaptor 1 Biography
"One of Quebec's well-known playwrights, Robert Gurik was born in France of Hungarian parents in 1932. He came to Canada in 1951 and studied engineering at the Polyechnical Institute in Montreal. He has numerous plays to his credit including Le Pendu (The Hanged Man) and API 2967, both of which premiered in 1967, and more recently, The Champion and Hamlet, Prince of Quebec. An increasing number of his plays are being translated into English. He makes his home in Outremont, Quebec" (qtd. from back cover of the PUC edition).
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Adaptor 1 Bibliography
*C.T. "Robert Gurik: ingénieur-auteur." L'Interdit (Nov.-Dec. 1978): 15.
*Gruslin, Adrien. "Robert Gurik: 'Mon théâtre pose des questions." Le Devoir 13 May 1978: 25.
*Mailhot, Laurent. "Gurik, Robert." The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre. Eds. Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly. Toronto, Oxford, New York: Oxford UP, 1989: 250-51.
*Pontaut, Alain. "Derrière 'Hamlet' et 'Le Pendu', un auteur: Robert Gurik." La Presse 10 Feb. 1968: n.pag.
*"Robert Gurik." Répertoire théâtral québécois. 2 Sept. 2003.
http://www.aqad.qc.ca/listecomplete.asp#G.
*"Robert Gurik." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. 2 Sept. 2003.
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Robert%20Gurik.
*"Gurik, Robert." Répertoire des membres du Centre des auteurs dramatiques. 2 Sept. 2003.
http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/gurikrobert.htm.
  http://www.aqad.qc.ca/listecomplete.asp#G
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Robert%20Gurik
http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/gurikrobert.htm
Synopsis
"Allégorie politique écrite à partir de la pièce de Shakespeare dans laquelle les personnages symbolisent le Québec, les partisans de la langue anglaise, l'Église, Pearson, Lesage, Trudeau, Lévesque, Marchand, Pelletier, De Gaulle et Bourgault. Un Québec écartelé entre deux tendences: le fédéralisme et l'indépendantisme" (qtd. from 28 Aug. 2003.www.aqad.qc.ca/PAGES/AUTEURS/ResumePieces/gurik_robert.htm).
Keywords
Canadian History
Franco-Canadian
Professional
Translation
Notes
Translated to English by Marc F. Gélinas.
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Adaptation of
Hamlet
Entry Last Updated 6Jan07 1:37PM

 

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