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Dizzy Spells

Synopsis
Radio play about the flamboyant life of the young Benjamin Disraeli. References to Shakespeare and his plays are made during the family’s discussions about Benjamin’s fitness as a Member of Parliament. Benjamin compares himself to Prince Hal (who later becomes King Henry V). His father, trying to write an essay on Shakespeare, is concerned with his son’s lack of moral compass and evokes The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure instead.
Series
Afternoon Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 Jan 2004 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Producer
Martin Jenkins (2)
Cast
Alison PettittMrs Kay
Ben CroweMr Kay
Geoffrey WhiteheadDisraeli Sr
James D’ArcyBenjamin
Jasmine HydeSarah

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Henry V; Measure for Measure; Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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