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Falstaff Goes to War: An Interlude

Synopsis
Interlude based on scenes from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in which Falstaff roisters off to battle. Arranged and produced for radio by Peter Creswell. With D. A. Clarke-Smith as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Oct 1939 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
Ivan SamsonPrince Henry (Hal)
Barbara CouperMistress Quickly
Harold ScottRobert Shallow
Bryan PowleyFrancis Feeble
Carleton HobbsSilence
Henry LonghurstRalph Mouldy
Laidman BrownSimon Shadow
Macdonald ParkeThomas Wart
Norman ShelleyPeter Bullcalf
Philip WadeBardolph

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Falstaff

Notes

Notes
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
History
First in a series of scenes from famous plays broadcast by BBC radio during the war.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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