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Synopsis
Radio broadcast which - as cast list and title suggests - presumably focuses on Act I of the play. Arranged for radio by Herbert Farjeon. With Leslie Stokes as narrator.
Series
Radio Theatre: Shakespeare’s Characters
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
28 Mar 1946
Transmission details
2 Apr 1946 at 01:30 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Leslie Stokes
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Hermione HannenViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Molly RankinOlivia
John RuddockMalvolio
Frith BanburyFeste
Belle ChrystallMaria
Denys BlakelockSir Andrew Aguecheek
Frederick LloydSir Toby Belch
Roger SnowdonValentine

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Cast and credit information given in this entry refers to a repeat of this episode on the BBC External Service (General Overseas Service and African Service) on 2/4/1946.
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
Last episode in the ‘Radio Theatre’ series originally broadcast on the External Services from 1943-1944. The Bristol Theatre Collection lists the following transmission dates:
21/11/1944 African Service
23/11/1944 North American Service
23/11/1944 Pacific Service
24/11/1944 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.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Annotated radio scripts of all the 18 episodes in the series are being held at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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