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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
A televised ‘operatic’ production of the play by Lionel Harris with music composed by Julian Slade and James Turner.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Availability
Unavailable
Notes
In the manner of an operetta, scenes of dialogue in this production of the play were alternated with songs. According to The Times reviewer, "The imagination in this production lay rather in the original conception than in the performance".

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a typescript.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Credits

Producer
Lionel Harris
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Turner; Julian Slade
Art Direction
James Bould
Contributor
Eric Robinson; Robert McNab
Cast
David Bird 
David Pool 
Esther Lawrence 
Gerald Cross 
James Cairncross 
Jane Wenham 
Joan Plowright 
Lally Bowers 
Paul Hansard 
Richard Vernon 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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