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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Televised production of the play directed by Ian Atkins with Robert Atkins as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
16 Nov 1952 at 20:40 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
100 mins
Availability
Unavailable

Credits

Director
Julian Amyes
Producer
Ian Atkins
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Max Saunders
Art Direction
James Bould
Cast
Robert AtkinsSir John Falstaff
Mary KerridgeMistress Margaret Page
Betty Huntley-WrightMistress Alice Ford
Helene BurleMistress Quickly
Alfie BassNym (Nim)
Charles ManderJohn Rugby
Clement HamelinPistol
Elizabeth ReganAnne Page
Erik ChittyJustice Shallow (Robert Shallow)
Hugh PryseSir Hugh Evans
Meadows WhiteHost of the Garter Inn
Milo SperberDoctor Caius
Peter Bennett (2)Bardolph
Peter FranklynServant
Peter RendallFenton
Robert BeaumontAbraham Slender
Rupert DaviesGeorge Page
Sydney BromleyPeter Simple
Thomas MooreRobin
William GloverServant

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 2.148 (BBC Play Library).

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a BBC TV script.
History
One of the early television "live" studio recordings. Production costs amounted to approximately £2.000.
Figures
Reaction Index 41 (the lowest figure to date for a Shakespeare play) (BBC Audience Research). The Reaction Index is a measurement of the quality and success of the programme with the audience who had watched it. It is based on a range of 0 to 100.)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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