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The Tempest

Summary
BBC Television production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Theatre play
The Tempest by William Shakespeare [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 14 October 1956
Time
8.30pm (105 mins)
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producers
Ian Atkins, Robert Atkins (1886-1972)
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Composer
Hans Heimler
Director of Orchestra
Hans Heimler
Musician
Michael Dobson (oboe)
Musician
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Musician
William Krasnik (viola)
Musician
Tom McCall (celesta)
Musician
J. Edward Jr Merrett (double-bass)
Musician
Anthony Pini (cello)
Musician
Sidney Sell (clarinet)
Musician
Stephen Whittaker (percussion)
Designer
Barry Learoyd
Costumes
Olive Harris
Choreographer
Geraldine Stephenson
Cast
Robert Atkins (1886-1972)Caliban
Anna BarryMiranda
Sylvia BeamishCeres
Patti BrooksAriel
Bernard BrownFerdinand
Laidman BrowneAlonso
Dennis ChinneryBoatswain
David ChiversMariner
Odel CrowtherSpirit attending on Prospero
Valerie DeakinSpirit attending on Prospero
Robert EddisonProspero
Donald ForestSpirit attending on Prospero
Regina FrankelSpirit attending on Prospero
David GardnerSpirit attending on Prospero
Jean GraystonJuno
Clement HamelinFrancisco
John HarmerSpirit attending on Prospero
Douglas HillSpirit attending on Prospero
Wendy HiltonSpirit attending on Prospero
Janet KedgeSpirit attending on Prospero
Molly KennySpirit attending on Prospero
Patricia KnealeIris
Ann [or Anne] LewisSpirit attending on Prospero
Jonathan MeddingsTrinculo
Brian MooreheadMariner
Charles Lloyd PackGonzalo
Olaf PooleySebastian
Rex RainerSpirit attending on Prospero
Peter StreetAdrian
Russell ThorndikeStephano
Douglas WilmerAntonio

Audiovisual sources

Title
The Tempest (BBC, 1956)
Archive
BBC Information and Archives [more information]
Address

White City
London
UK

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8008 2288

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/informationandarchives/

Access

BBC Information and Archives is not open to the public.

Print sources

Title
Experiments with Shakespeare: The BBC’s Tempest (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 15 October 1956, p. 5
Title
Magic Mirror (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
G. A. Olden (Reviewer)
Reference
The Irish Times, 18 October 1956, p. 8
Title
Plays and Cars (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Maurice Richardson (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 21 October 1956, p. 15
Title
Radio Times, 12 October 1956 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing on p. 14 and article on p. 15

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