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Shakespeare’s Country

Synopsis
Radio play written by Blair (pseudonym for W. W. Blair-Fish), dramatising Shakespeare’s youth in the Midlands.
Series
Wednesday Matinee
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1947 at 16:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
50 mins
Availability
No archive copy traced

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
Blair
Cast
Andrew CruickshankRichard Burbage
Anthony MarloweShakespeare
David SpenserSammy Crosse
Floy PenrhynJoan Traill
Franklyn BellamyJohn Nape
Heron CarvicSir John Poyntz
J. Hubert LeslieAnthony Traill
Marjorie WestburyHostess
Olive GreggMargery Shakespeare
Richard WilliamsJerry Traill
Roger SnowdonWill Squele
Wilfred FletcherRobert Shakespeare
William TrentJohn Heminges

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A script of the play is held at BBC Written Archives, Caversham, Reading. Another production of the play with a different cast was broadcast on BBC Home on June 27, 1948. This transmission was produced by Raymond Raikes, with music for the Elizabethan Jingles selected by Elizabeth Poston.
General
Rehearsals: 22/4/1947-23/4/1947
History
Part of a week of programmes devoted to Shakespeare’s birthday.
Textual information
A script of the play is held at BBC Written Archives, Caversham, Reading.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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