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Theatre Programme [02/09/1947]

Alternative title
The Old Vic at Edinburgh
Synopsis
This special Old Vic number in the series includes a talk on the theatre by Ralph Richardson and pre-recorded scenes from John Burrell’s Edinburgh Festival theatre production of The Taming of the Shrew performed by the Old Vic Theatre Company, headed by Trevor Howard and Patricia Burke. The programme is introduced and edited by Ayton Whitaker.
Series
Theatre Programme
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
22 Aug 1947
Transmission details
2 Sep 1947 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Ayton Whitaker
Editor
Ayton Whitaker
Contributor
Ralph Richardson
Cast
Patricia BurkeKatherina
Trevor HowardPetruchio
Mark DignamBaptista Minola
Peter CopleyTranio
Bernard Miles 
Cecil Winter 
George RelphGrumio
Harry AndrewsHortensio
Michael Raghan 
Renee Asherson 
Rosalind AtkinsonChristopher Sly
Rosalind AtkinsonHostess

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre

Notes

General
Radio Times comments surrounding the launch of this new theatrical programme suggest that the series was meant to deal with as many matters of theatrical interest as possible. The slot usually encompassed a brief performance by a recognised star, short discussions on current theatrical affairs or methods of production, occasional interviews with foreign actors and personal glimpses of theatrical staff not usually credited, such as stage-doorkeepers, understudies and carpenters. The programme had its own opening and closing tune, taken from Purcell’s "Ayres for the Theatre".
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
General notes regarding the launch of this programme can be found in Radio Times listings magazine, cf. issues dated 8 and 22 March 1946, pp.3 and 5 respectively.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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