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Ellen Terry - A Programme in Honour of Her Eighteeth Birthday

Synopsis
Special radio programme broadcast in honour of actress Ellen Terry’s 80th birthday. Introductory remarks are by James Agate. The programme is made up of performances of extracts from plays by Shakespeare in which Ellen Terry took part:
A Winter’s Tale, II i
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, II i
The Merchant of Venice, III i
Hamlet, IV i
The Merry Wives of Windsor II, i
The scenes are performed by a cast comprised mainly of family members (John Gielgud, Mabel Terry Lewis, Charles Terry, and others). Musical items include Edward German’s Coronation March from Henry VIII, played by the Wireless Orchestra, conducted by John Ansell. Oscar Wilde’s Sonnet to Ellen Terry as Portia is spoken by Henry Ainley. Birthday greetings are delivered by Johnston Forbes-Robertson, and a message from Ellen Terry is read by Edith Craig, her daughter.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Availability
No copy extant
Notes
Transmitted from London and Daventry 5XX and broadcast to all stations.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Terry, Ellen (1848-1828)

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Arthur Sullivan; Edward German; Otto Nicolai
Contributor
James Agate
Cast
Ben Webster 
Charles Terry 
Elizabeth Irving 
Fay Compton 
Henry Ainley 
John Gielgud 
Lilian Davies 
Mabel Terry-Lewis 
Mary Casson 
Minnie Terry 
Tom Heslewood 
Virginia Parsons 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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