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Macbeth

Synopsis
Complete performance by the Marlowe Dramatic Society, with Tony Church and Irene Worth as the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1958
Availability
Out of Distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
George Rylands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Tony ChurchMacbeth
Irene WorthLady Macbeth
Gerald MosbachMacduff
Roger PriorMalcolm
John BartonBanquo
Chris RenardAngus
Clive SwiftMurderer (2nd)
David JonesMenteith
Derek JacobiRoss
Donald BevesSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Freda DowieLady Macduff
Freda DowieWitch (2nd)
Gary WatsonLennox
George RylandsDoctor (English)
Janette RicherWitch (3rd)
John ArmottDoctor of Physic
John BirdMurderer (1st)
Michael BatesPorter
Terrence HardimanCaithness
Terrence HardimanOld Man
Tony RobertsonKing Duncan
Willa MuirWitch (1st)

Additional Details

Theatre company
Marlowe Dramatic Society
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Series reviewed by Rex Gibson, TES Friday 22/5/98, p 38. Series re-released and re-packaged 1998
Textual information
The recordings used Dover Wilson’s New Cambridge text.
Documentation
Sleeve notes contain background to the play and the characters.
Reviews
For an assessment of the sound recordings from Arkangel, the Marlowe Society (Rylands) and the Caedmon Shakespeare Recording Society (Sackler) see Lanier, Douglas ‘Shakespeare on the Record’ in Hodgdon, Barbara & Worthen, W.B. (eds) A Companion to Shakespeare in Performance (Malden: Blackwell, 2005), pp415-436

Production Company

Name

Argo

Sponsor

Name

The British Council

Web
http://www.britcoun.org External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7930 8466
Fax
020 7389 6347
Address
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN

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

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Polygram Spoken Word, tel 020 8910 5000

Phone
020 8910 5000
Name

Retail outlets

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