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Capulet

Synopsis
Radio broadcast which focuses on the character of Capulet played by Carleton Hobbs. Arranged for radio by Herbert Farjeon. With Leslie Stokes as speaker.
Series
Radio Theatre: Shakespeare’s Characters
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
6 Sep 1945
Transmission details
20 Feb 1946 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy known.

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Leslie Stokes
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Peggy BryanJuliet
Muriel AkedNurse
Carleton HobbsCapulet
Dermot CathieSecond Servant (Servant)
George OwenFirst Servant (Servant)
Lewis StringerParis
Molly RankinLady Capulet
Ralph TrumanPeter
Robert MarsdenTybalt

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The cast and credit information given in this entry refers to the repeat of the episode on the BBC Home Service.
The transcript copy of the production at the Birmingham Central Library Shakespeare Collection credits Norman Shelley as Peter and Roger Snowdon as Tybalt.
General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, "Mr. Farjeon had always been interested in the big figures among the secondary characters in Shakespeare’s plays. In this series he expands upon their personalities, illustrating his theories by some of the scenes in which these characters appear" (No. 302: 1945, p. 20)
History
Episode 17 in the series.
Originally transmitted as part of the ‘Radio Theatre’ series on the External Service on the following dates (source: Bristol Theatre Collection Script):
23/10/1944 African Service
26/10/1944 North American Service
26/10/1944 Pacific Service
27/10/1944 General Overseas Service
Since no copy of the London Calling overseas listings magazine was available for this date range, this information could not be verified.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times
Annotated radio scripts of all the 18 episodes in the series are being held at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. The original broadcast (date unknown) had a different cast. The Bristol script (dated 10/10/1944) credits John Ruddock, Grizelda Hervey, Muriel Aked, Lewis Stringer, Peggy Bryan, Ivan Brandt, Norman Shelley, Horace Sequeira and Stanley Groome.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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