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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play which aims, according to producer Don Taylor, at ‘simplicity and understanding’ (Radio Times, 12 April 1962, p.51). Starring Robert Shaw as Leontes and Rosalie Crutchley as Hermione.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Recording date
14 Apr 1962
Transmission details
20 Apr 1962 at 21:25 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Director
Don Taylor
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Robert ShawLeontes, King of Sicily
Rosalie CrutchleyHermione
Sarah BadelPerdita
Ron MoodyAutolycus
Adrian BrineThird Lord (Lord)
Alan RoweCleomenes
Beckett BouldTime, as Chorus
Brian SmithFlorizel
Colin RixFourth Lord (Lord)
Denise CoffeyMopsa
Frank AtkinsonOld Shepherd
John Hudson 
Lyn PinkneyDorcas
Michael WynneGaoler (Jailer)
Norman RossingtonYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Olivia BreezeFirst Lady
Tyler Butterworth 
Valerie BellSecond Lady
William HolmesSecond Lord (Lord)

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
This seems to be the first screen production of the play in England. It was broadcast in two parts with a 5-minute interval. The play was broadcast in the United States by PBS (New York’s WOR-TV channel on 17 August 1964) and the Library of Congress have a copy from this transmission.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

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