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Ophelia

Synopsis
Radio play written for broadcasting by G. W. Stonier. Attempts to motivate Ophelia’s unexplained madness in Hamlet. With incidental music composed by Elizabeth Lutyens and conducted by Edward Clark.
Series
Imaginary Conversations
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
24 Apr 1947 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy traced.

Credits

Producer
Rayner Heppenstall
Writer
G. W. Stonier
Music
Elizabeth Lutyens
Contributor
Edward Clark
Cast
Cyril CusackHamlet
Abraham SofaerClaudius
Mary O’FarrellGertrude
Joyce RedmanOphelia
Alan WheatleyHoratio
Andrew ChurchmanFirst Soldier
Anne CullenJenny, maid to Ophelia
Charles LenoThird Soldier
Stanley GroomeSecond Soldier

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
For more information behind the concept of the radio series, see the article ‘Dialogues of the Dead’ by producer Rayner Heppenstall, published in Radio Times, 4 February 1949.

There is a published version of the script in the collection Imaginary Conversations edited by Heppenstall (Secker & Warburg, 1948).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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