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Scenes from the Booke of Sir Thomas More

Synopsis
Presentation of scenes from an unperformed Elizabethan play ascribed in part to Shakespeare.
Adapted and introduced by John Bryson. With Lewis Casson in the title role.
Series
International Drama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
22 Feb 1948
Transmission details
24 Feb 1948 at 21:35 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Felix Felton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
John Bryson
Cast
Andrew ChurchmanWilliamson, a carpenter
Antony HooperSir John Munday
Arthur RidleySir Thomas Palmer
Brewster MasonSheriff
Charles LefeauxEarl of Surrey
Charles MortimerLord Mayor
Cyril GardinerEarl of Shrewsbury
Ella MilneDoll, his wife
Eric LuggJohn Lincoln, a broker
Ernest SeftonSherwin, a goldsmith
Frank AtkinsonHis brother, a clown
George BettsCharles Mortimer
Lempriere HammondCaveler
Lewis CassonSir Thomas More
Nigel GreenMessenger
Richard BaldwynSir Roger Cholmley
Theodore BickelFrancis de Barde

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The case for Shakespeare’s authorship is made by Professor A. W. Pollard in his Shakespeare’s Hand in Sir Thomas More (1923).
General
Rehearsals: 20/2/1948-22/2/1948
History
Radio premiere.
Episode 10 of the International Drama series transmitted on BBC Third Programme.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
For more information about this play and its production see John Bryson’s article on ‘The Hand of the Man of Stratford’ in Radio Times, 20 February 1948, p.4.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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