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Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Old Things: Thank You, Anonymous!

Thank you, Anonymous!

In our last “New Old Things” post we shamelessly asked you to search your attics and look for all things BAM. A few days later we got the following cryptic note in a plain brown envelope with no return address:

Enclosed was this program that documents one of the many Brooklyn “community” theater companies that presented its work at BAM. In 1937, the Gamma Players presented Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Harold L. Anderson in Hamlet

Harold L. Anderson is pictured here as Hamlet. I was struck with a resemblance to Ralph Fiennes as he appeared in Richard II at BAM in 2000:

Ralph Fiennes in Richard II, Almeida Theatre Company, 2000. Photo: Ivan Kyncl

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