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Outcast, The

Synopsis
Third episode of a nine-part BBC television series comprising three of Shakespeare’s Roman plays - Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra. This episode covers the fifth Act of Coriolanus.
Series
Spread of the Eagle, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Recording date
22 Feb 1963
Transmission details
17 May 1963 at 21:25 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Dews
Producer
Peter Dews
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Christopher Whelen
Costume
Elizabeth Agombar
Art Direction
Clifford Hatts
Cast
Robert HardyCaius Martius Coriolanus
Beatrix LehmannVolumnia
Jerome WillisTullus Aufidius
Roland CulverMenenius Agrippa
Noel JohnsonCominius
Barry JacksonVolscian Sentry (Watchman)
Ben HarteAedile (Aediles)
Bernard FinchVolscian Lord (Lord)
Bernard LloydCitizen
Caroline Stephens 
Charles LaurenceConspirator
David King (2)Volscian Lord (Lord)
David WestonConspirator
Frank PettingellJunius Brutus
Geoffrey HinsliffMessenger
Hilary Wright 
Hugh DicksonAediles
Jennifer DanielVirgilia
John BarcroftLieutenant to Aufidius (Lieutenant)
John GayVolscian Lord (Lord)
John GreenwoodMessenger
Kirk MartinYoung Martius
Leonard CracknellConspirator
Marion Desmond 
Mary SteeleValeria
Maurice ColbourneSenator (Rome)
Michael Graham CoxCitizen
Pamela Craig 
Paul BaileyCitizen
Paul Harris (2)Volscian Sentry (Watchman)
Paul Webster 
Peter JeffreySicinius Velutus
Raymond ClarkeCitizen (Volscian)
Roger CroucherMessenger
Roy HerrickMessenger
Terry WaleCitizen
Wendy Varnals 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
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Notes

Notes
With a cast of 76 actors, the entire production incurred expenses of more than £9.000.
General
The title for the series, according to director Peter Dews, alludes to the Roman eagle, "aloof, golden, and cruel" (Radio Times, 25 April 1963: 49).
Reviews
`Continuity Problem of New B.B.C. Shakespeare Series’, The Times, 4 May 1963: 5.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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