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Play’s the Thing, The

Synopsis
Last programme in a 3-part radio series examining Shakespeare in performance. Devised and produced by John Powell, the programmes are compiled with recordings from the Sound Archives featuring voices and opinions of theatre practitioners, actors and critics. John Pullen narrates and Godfrey Kenton reads. This programme focuses on the playing of Hamlet. Actors who played the part, air their views on interpreting the role.
Series
There is a Play Tonight: Plays of Shakespeare in Performances
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hamlet (character)

Credits

Producer
John Powell (2)
Writer
Derek Parker
Contributor
Alexander Moissi; Beatrice Forbes-Robertson; Donald Wolfit; Edward Gordon Craig; Ernest Milton; Frank Benson; Godfrey Kenton; Gustaf Gründgens; Harley Granville-Barker; Henry Ainley; Henry Donald; Herbert Beerbohm Tree; John Gielgud; John Pullen; Johnston Forbes-Robertson; Laurence Olivier; Leslie Howard; Michael Benthall; Michael Redgrave; Peter O’Toole; Ralph Richardson; Tyrone Guthrie; William Empson

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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