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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A televised studio set production of the play produced by Robert and Ian Atkins. Robert Atkins also performs as Caliban.
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
14 Oct 1956 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
105 mins

Credits

Producer
Ian Atkins; Robert Atkins
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Hans Heimler
Costume
Olive Harris
Art Direction
Barry Learoyd
Choreographer
Geraldine Stephenson
Cast
Robert EddisonProspero
Anna BarryMiranda
Patti BrooksAriel
Robert AtkinsCaliban
Bernard BrownFerdinand
Charles Lloyd PackGonzalo
Clement HamelinFrancisco
Douglas WilmerAntonio
Jean GraystonJuno
Jonathan MeddingsTrinculo
Laidman BrowneAlonso
Olaf PooleySebastian
Patricia KnealeIris
Peter StreetAdrian
Russell ThorndikeStephano
Silvia BeamishCeres

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
For a detailed review of the production cf. Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990), entry 612, p. 284.

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a television rehearsal script.
Reviews
According to Rothwell/Melzer the production as a whole comes across as being "reputable, bright, tasteful but not terribly inventive, a little on the stiff side." Shakespeare on Screen, p. 284.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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