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Two Gentlemen of Verona, The

Synopsis
Russell Davies discusses the play to complement its transmission in the ‘BBC Television Shakespeare’ series. The aim of the series of radio talks was to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the individual plays by placing them in their social and historical context and by stressing their relevance for modern audiences.
Series
Shakespeare in Perspective
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Dec 1983 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Producer
Victor Poole
Contributor
Russell Davies

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
discussions; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Gentlemen of Verona, The

Notes

History
The series was produced specifically to accompany the transmission of plays in the ‘BBC Television Shakespeare’ series.
Textual information
The edited transcripts of the television talks on the individual plays are collected in Roger Sales’ Shakespeare in Perspective , Vols. 1 and 2 (London: Ariel Books/British Broadcasting Corporation), which were published in 1982 and 1985 respectively.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

Distributor (Sale)

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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