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Twelfth Night or What You Will

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Twelfth Night with Leslie French, Peggy Ashcroft and Thea Holme. Anthony Hulme performs as (narrative) Chorus. Music arranged by Elizabeth Poston, and played by the Aeolian string quartet.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
7 Mar 1947
Transmission details
10 Mar 1947 at 19:40 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
130 mins

Credits

Producer
Howard Rose
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elizabeth Poston
Cast
Peggy AshcroftViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Thea HolmeOlivia
Allan McClellandOrsino, Duke of Illyria
James DaleMalvolio
Leslie FrenchFeste
Anthony HulmeChorus
Betty HardyMaria
Donald Layne-SmithSir Andrew Aguecheek
Ernest BrightmoreCurio
Howard Marion-CrawfordSir Toby Belch
Hugh MoxeyValentine
John Warrington (2)Sebastian
Michael GodfreyPriest
Philip DaleFabian
Richard HurndallAntonio

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast in two parts on BBC Home Service. Part 1: 19.40-21.00, Part 2: 21.15-22.05.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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