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English Literature I: Bully Bottom and His Friends

Synopsis
Schools broadcast. The two-part radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Jean Sutcliffe seems to have inaugurated a schools programme entitled ‘English Literature: A Play’. A week later, on the 22 June, a dramatic reading of the play was given in the same BBC ‘For the Schools’ slot.
Series
For the Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Jun 1937 at 15:00 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
40 (total)
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Writer
Jean Sutcliffe

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Source: The Times
History
Transmitted in two 20-minute parts.
Part 1: 4/6/1937
Part 2: 11/6/1937
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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