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Broadway Plays and Musicals: Philip too, didn't want Burton "encumbered with a wife while making his way in the theater [ sic ]". Michael Benthallwho was renowned for his association with Tyrone Guthrie in a production of Hamletsought Philip's help to entice Burton into accepting it. Eliot 's " Portrait of a Lady ", "Snake" by D. In addition to being the play's director, Gielgud appeared as the Ghost of Hamlet's father. Philip Burton is often describes as an English teacher, but was, in fact, a teacher of English.
On Burton's performance, fellow actor and friend, Robert Hardy recalled, "There were moments when he totally commanded the audience by this stillness. Gielgud agreed and soon production began in January after Burton had completed his work in Becket and The Night of the Iguana. Hardy thought Burton's Hamlet was "too strong" but that "His Coriolanus is quite easily the best I've ever seen. Archived from the original on 4 October Archived PDF from the original on 23 April