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Synopsis
Tenth in a series of short dramatic recitals in which well-known actresses perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays. With Madge Titheradge as Katherine in extracts of The Taming of the Shrew II i, IV iii, and V ii.
Series
Shakespeare’s Heroines
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Jul 1926 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No recording available

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Madge TitheradgeKatherina
Edmund WillardPetruchio
Ben WebsterBaptista Minola
Hazel JonesBianca
Grosvenor NorthTranio
Bett BeresfordWidow
Eric MessiterHortensio
Ivor BarnardGrumio
J. H. MooreGremio

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); women

Notes

Notes
This series is not to be confused with the BBC London schools’ talk series of the same name. In order to avoid confusion, the title "Shakespeare’s Heroines" is here catalogued as series title only.
General
Shakespeare’s Heroines is also the title of the first book published by the BBC in September 1926 in conjunction with the series. A copy is held in the BBC Written Archives Centre, Caversham Park, Reading.
Reviews
In a Radio Times article encouraging listeners both to buy the book that accompanies the series and to participate in the ‘Shakespeare Heroines Competition’, Herbert Farjeon claims that the series was "enjoyed by the most numerous audiences who ever attended the same Shakespearean performance anywhere in the world" ('A Book of Heroines’, 3 September 1926, p. 414).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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