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Merely Players

Synopsis
Radio play by Don Taylor. Asked by one of the Earl of Essex’s agents to stage Richard II, William Shakespeare (Michael Pennington) and other members of the Globe Theatre Company are drawn into a conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I (Margaret Tyzack). Shakespeare himself is also entangled in amorous dealings with another dark lady (Frances Barber), who teaches him about poetry and sex.
Series
Monday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Don Taylor
Cast
Anton Lesser 
Charles Kay 
Chris Emmett 
David Weston 
Doug Wooton 
Frances Barber 
Frank Moorey 
Jonathan Taylor 
Margaret Tyzack 
Michael Pennington 
Nigel Antony 
Peter Czajkowski 
Peter Woodward 
Ronald Pickup 

Production Company

Name

First Writes

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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