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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Full-length radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy produced by Hugh Stewart. The script of the broadcast has been edited by M. R. Ridley. With Robert Edison, Marius Goring and Celia Johnson. Duncan Carse narrates. Duels arranged by Charles Alexis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
20 Jan 1949
Transmission details
15 Feb 1949 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
175 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Hugh Stewart
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Maurice Roy Ridley
Cast
Robert EddisonRomeo
Celia JohnsonJuliet
Marius GoringMercutio
Kynaston P. ReevesFriar Laurence
Edith EvansNurse
Agnes LauchlanLady Capulet
Alan Reid 
Andrew FauldsBalthasar
Anthony JacobsTybalt
Basil Jones 
Bryan PowleyApothecary
Charles LefeauxMontague
Charles LenoGregory
David EndersPage
Donald Gray 
Duncan CarseNarrator
Eric LuggPeter
Ernest SeftonSampson
Frank FosterFriar John
Frederick LloydCapulet
Geoffrey KeenParis
Joan Clement ScottLady Montague
Laidman BrowneEscalus, Prince of Verona
Martin Lewis (2) 
Richard WordsworthBenvolio
Ronald Sidney 
Wyndham GoldieChorus

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 10/1/1949-20/1/1949
History
Broadcast in two parts. Part 1: 19.15-20.40, Part 2: 20.55-22.25. During the 15-minute interval extracts from a London Philharmonic Orchestra recording of the Dramatic Symphony: Romeo and Juliet’, Part 2 by Berlioz ('Romeo’s Reverie’ and ‘The Fete at the Capulets’) were transmitted.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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