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As You Like It

Synopsis
Ian Atkins televised adaptation of Robert Atkins’ ‘Bankside Players’ production who made up the cast for this studio performance of the play.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
14 Jul 1946 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No copy preserved

Credits

Director
Robert Atkins
Producer
Ian Atkins
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Regent’s Park Orchestra
Cast
Angela Shafto 
Clement Hamelin 
David Enders 
David March 
David Read 
Desmond Llewelyn 
Diana Wilson 
Elizabeth Marshall 
Georgia Thorndike 
Ivan Staff 
John Byron 
John Humphrey 
John Vere 
Mary Honer 
Oscar Quitak 
Patricia Hicks 
Peter Bell 
Reginald Hayes 
Richard Littledale 
Robert Woodroofe 
Thomas Dance 
Vivienne Bennett 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Bankside Players
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Actors for this production were recruited from Robert Atkins’ Bankside Players, an Open Air Theatre Company which performed the play at Regent’s Park, London in June 1946.
History
The first Shakespeare programme to be broadcast after television transmission was suspended at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.
Reviews
In the Radio Times issue 12 July 1946, Ian Atkins describes some of the problems involved in adapting his father’s Open Air Theatre production for the television screen ("Open Air Theatre to Studio", p. 27).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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