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Producing Macbeth. Episode 8: Macbeth

Alternative title
Macbeth
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 8 is a full performance of the play.
Series
For Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
19 Mar 1958 at 14:43 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
77 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
George Haslam
Contributor
John Lord
Adaptor for Television
Martin Worth
Cast
William DevlinMacbeth
Mary MorrisLady Macbeth
Bernard KayMacduff
Gabriel WoolfMalcolm
Joseph O’ConorBanquo
Anthony JacobsSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Anthony JacobsMurderer (1st)
Charles HodgsonServant
Charles HodgsonMessenger
George BishopKing Duncan
John WoodvineWitch (3rd)
John WoodvineMenteith
Michael BryantRoss
Miles MallesonPorter
Pat SandysGentlewoman
Pat SandysWitch (2nd)
Peter SouleFleance
Ronnie BarkerCaithness
Ronnie BarkerMurderer (2nd)
Tony ChurchDoctor of Physic
Tony ChurchOld Man

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
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.
General
TV Times states that this is the first studio production of a Shakespeare play by Independent Television.

Production Company

Name

Associated-Rediffusion

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