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Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of the play directed by Andrew Allen and adapted by Lister Sinclair with Frank Peddie and Margot Christie as the Macbeths. Narrated by Lorne Greene.
Series
Stage 48
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Audio; Radio
Year of release
2003
Transmission details
24 Oct 1948 (Channel: CBC)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Andrew Allen
Producer
Andrew Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Lucio Agostini
Contributor
Lorne Greene
Adaptor for Radio
Lister Sinclair
Cast
Frank PeddieMacbeth
Margot ChristieLady Macbeth
Lloyd BochnerMacduff
John DrainieMalcolm
Budd KnappBanquo
Alan KingRoss
Alfie ScoppWitch
Mavor MoorePorter
Ruth SpringfordWitch
Sandra ScottWitch
Tommy TweedKing Duncan

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
`Jensen, Michael P. ‘Radio’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 540, entry 2348). Jensen criticises the vocal delivery and the often redundant narration observing ‘the show is so ridiculous today that it is astonishing the CBC released it on CD in 2003’.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Archive

Name

CBC Broadcasting Centre Archives

Address
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto
Ontario
Canada MSV 3G7

Online Retailer

Name

cbcshop.ca

Email
cbcshop@cbc.ca
Web
http://www.cbcshop.ca External site opens in new window
Fax
416-205 2139
Address
CBC Shop
PO Box 500, Station ‘A’
Toronto
Ontario, MSW 1E6 Canada

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