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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Ambitious adaptation of the play produced for television by George Rylands and Douglas Allen. Academically sound, it did not seem to be much of a success with the general viewing audience.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
19 Sep 1954 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
140 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Douglas Allen; George Rylands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
John FraserTroilus
Mary WatsonCressida
Richard WordsworthThersites
Walter HuddUlysses
Andrew LeighNestor
Donald EcclesPriam, King of Troy
Geoffrey TooneAchilles
Helen ShinglerHelen
Jill BalconCassandra
John VereMenelaus
Joseph O’ConorAgamemnon
Leo CiceriPatroclus
Michael BrennanAjax
Simon LackParis
Victor LucasDiomedes
William SquireHector

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
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 635, p. 298.
Figures
Watched by 27% of the adult audience (BBC Audience Report statistics)
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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