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Blood Wedding

Summary
1959 BBC Television production of Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca. This was the third play in the current World Theatre series, and ti was the first time the play had been produced for British television; it was also the first time the Greek actor Katina Paxinou had appeared on television in this country.
Theatre play
Blood Wedding [Bodas de Sangre] by Federico García Lorca [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 2 June 1959
Time
9.30-11.00pm
Series
Television World Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
George R. Foa
Playwright
Federico García Lorca
Translator
George Leeson
Composer
Eduardo Torner
Musician
Julian Bream (Solo guitar)
Musician
Desmond Dupré (Second guitar)
Musician
Antonio Navarro (Flamenco guitar)
Designer
Guy Sheppard
Dances Arranged by
Eduardo
Dancer
Chelita
Dancer
Veronica de Jerez
Dancer
Eduardo
Cast
Madge BrindleyThe Old Neighbour
Marie BurkeLeonardo’s Mother-in-Law
Patricia ButtMaid
Rosalie CrutchleyLeonardo’s Wife
Lawrence DalzellWoodcutter
Sandor ElesThe Bridgegroom
Catherine FellerThe Bride
Paul GarnerWedding Guest
John GordonThe Best Man
Michael GwynnThe Bride’s Father
Maxine HoldenMaid
Ann HughesWedding Guest
Reginald JessupWedding Guest
Randal KingkeadWedding Guest
Angela KrefeldWedding Guest
Tony MarsellaWedding Guest
Alan [or Allan] McClellandThe Moon
Graham McCormackWedding Guest
Elisabeth NoctorWedding Guest
Delia PatonWedding Guest
Roy PatrickWoodcutter
Katina PaxinouThe Mother
David PeelLeonardo
Edna PetrieThe Beggar-Woman
Anna PollakSinger
David RitchWedding Guest
Robert RobinsonWoodcutter
Felicity RossLeonardo’s Servant
John SlavidWedding Guest
Gladys SpencerThe Bride’s Servant
Rowena TorranceWedding Guest
Patricia WalkerWedding Guest
Veronica WellsWedding Guest

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
Spanish drama

Print sources

Title
Blood on the Moon (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Maurice Richardson (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 7 June 1959, p. 22
Title
Blood Wedding: Katina Paxinou as the Mother (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 3 June 1959, p. 5
Title
Mme Paxinou to Act in Lorca Play: BBC Production for Television (Newspaper article)
Reference
The Times, 19 May 1959, p. 3
Title
Performance on a Grand Scale: Mme Paxinou in Blood Wedding (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 3 June 1959, p. 7
Title
Radio Times, 29 May 1959 (Magazine)
Linking notes
illustrated listing, p. 15; article with photograph, p. 7

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