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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A televised adaptation of the play with some technical flaws. Presented with music by Sibelius and dancing support from the London Ballet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
5 Feb 1939 at 21:10 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy extant

Credits

Director
Dallas Bower
Producer
Dallas Bower
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Malcolm Baker-Smith
Cast
John AbbottProspero
Peggy AshcroftMiranda
Stephen HaggardAriel
George DevineCaliban
Richard AinleyFerdinand
Alan WheatleyAlonso
Basil LangtonAntonio
Charles FarrellStephano
Charlotte Bidmead 
Dennis PriceMaster of the Ship
Elizabeth Hamilton 
Erik ChittyBoatswain
Graham PaynFrancisco
Guy Massey 
Hugh Laing 
John Regan 
John TurnbullGonzalo
Oliver BurtSebastian
Peggy Van Praagh 
Richard GooldenTrinculo
Stuart LathamAdrian
Therese Langfield 
Vera LindsayIris

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a television script.
General
The stage managers were E. Boseley and R. Price.
Reviews
For ‘backstage’ details about production issues cf. Rothwell, Kenneth S. and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990), entry 610, p. 283.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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