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Pyramus and Thisbe

Synopsis
A televised extract of the play produced by Jan Bussell which shows Bottom and his ‘theatre company’ staging the ‘lamentable comedy’ of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
9 Jul 1937 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
15 mins
Availability
No recording available

Credits

Director
Jan Bussell
Producer
Jan Bussell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
John RudlingTheseus
Charles LefeauxPeter Quince
Don GemmelFrancis Flute
Erik ChittyTom Snout
Herbert LeesSnug
J. Hubert LeslieRobin Starveling
Kenneth VilliersPhilostrate
Wilfrid WalterNick Bottom

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a television script.
History
Part of a series that inaugurated Shakespearean drama on television in Britain. A repeat of this production was shown on 1 January 1938 in which Frank Birch replaced Wilfrid Walter as Bottom.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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