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Tragedy of Coriolanus, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the play presented as a birthday tribute to Shakespeare. Arranged and produced by guest producer Lewis Casson. With Bruce Belfrage in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Apr 1948 at 18:50 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Lewis Casson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Maurice Roy Ridley
Adaptor for Radio
Lewis Casson
Cast
Bruce BelfrageCaius Martius Coriolanus
Sybil ThorndikeVolumnia
Clifford EvansTullus Aufidius
Baliol HollowayMenenius Agrippa
Nicholas HannenCominius
Denise BryerYoung Martius
George OwenCitizen (1) (Citizen)
George SkillanJunius Brutus
John RuddockSicinius Velutus
Kathleen BoutallValeria
Lewis CassonNarrator
Stanley GroomeTitus Lartius
Vivienne BennettVirgilia

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A review of this radio production was broadcast on the 22 April 1948 on the Third Programme at 18:35.
History
Production presented as a birthday tribute to Shakespeare. Transmitted in two parts with a 30-minute music programme interlude.
The broadcast was repeated on BBC Regional 17/5/1939 18.00-19
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
User comments
The production transcript records rehearsals from 5/4/1948-18/4/1948.
Reviews
In his comment on the week’s radio plays, Stephen Williams imagines Coriolanus "'getting over’ more successfully on the air than on the stage. The more intimate medium should allow us to concentrate more closely on its subtleties of characterisation and the rugged, sinewy strength of its verse." (`Rome and Mayfair’, 16 April 1948).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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