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Producing Macbeth. Episode 7: The Barren Sceptre

Alternative title
Barren Sceptre, The
Synopsis
Schools television series in nine-parts on Macbeth presented by John Lord. The series examines the murder of Duncan. Various aspects of the structure and characters of the play are discussed with some scenes performed. Episode 7 discusses Banquo’s murder.
Series
For Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
12 Mar 1958 at 14:43 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
28 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Writer
Martin Worth
Production Design
George Haslam
Contributor
John Lord
Cast
Anthony JacobsMurderer (1st)
Ronnie BarkerMurderer (2nd)

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The second murderer is credited as Ronald Barker; it has been assumed that this is the same actor as the actor/comedian Ronnie Barker.

Production Company

Name

Associated-Rediffusion

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