Visit the Alternative Entertainment Network site from April 6 through 10 and you'll see Richard Burton playing Hamlet, as he performed the role--to critical acclaim--back in 1964 on Broadway.

The three-hour performance will play on streaming video, a state-of-the-art process which eliminates download time, but is of poorer quality than what you're used to. You'll have to make a reservation for a showing.

According to A.E.N. Burton's performance was shot live with 15 cameras over two nights, then shown in theaters around the U.S. for just two days as a special event. The actor then ordered all the prints destroyed--or so it was thought--because he felt the play was best seen on stage.

But his widow, Sally found one print in rusting cans at Burton's Swiss chalet. The film was digitally restored.

The sell-out performance at the Lunt Fontaine Theater in New York also starred Hume Cronyn and Linda Marsh. Burton died in 1984

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