Radio: Through the Time Barrier

Instead of its usual toddling steps toward maturity, television this week took a long stride forward. The big step: Maurice Evans' two-hour production of Hamlet. Shakespeare's greatest tragedy appeared on Hall of Fame (Sun. 3:30 p.m., NBC), ordinarily a 30-minute show presided over by Sarah Churchill and devoted to inspirational playlets. It cost a total of $180,000, required 80 tons of scenery, five cameras, three weeks of rehearsal and a cast of 28. Evans and the other stars were so eager to make Hamlet a success that they worked for the minimum union...

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