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Othello

Synopsis
First full-length radio production of Shakespeare’s tragedy by the BBC. Adapted for broadcasting in eight scenes by E. A. Harding and produced by Val Gielgud. This special studio performance includes Henry Ainley (Othello), Peggy Ashcroft (Desdemona) and John Gielgud (Iago).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Availability
No copy extant
Notes
According to The Times, the sound effects were produced in seven separate studios (14 March 1932, p. 12).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
E. A. Harding
Cast
Andrew Churchman 
Arthur Goullet 
Franklyn Bellamy 
Gwendolen Evans 
Harman Grisewood 
Henry Ainley 
John Gielgud 
Leslie French 
Peggy Ashcroft 
Rudolph de Cordova 
Stanley Vine 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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