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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
Radio version of the play adapted by Barbara Burnham. Hugh Griffith plays Leontes, Margaret Rawlings stars as Paulina and Phyllis Neilson-Terry is Hermione. With music composed and conducted by Norman Fulton.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Dec 1949 at 21:15 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
105 mins
Availability
No archive copy known.

Credits

Producer
Hugh Stewart
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Norman Fulton
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Hugh GriffithLeontes, King of Sicily
Phyllis Neilson-TerryHermione
Vivien DillonPerdita
Margaret RawlingsPaulina
Martin BoddeyAutolycus
Alastair DuncanYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Alec RossFlorizel
Andrew CruickshankPolixenes
Arthur LawrenceThe Chorus
Daphne OxenfordDorcas
Donald GrayJailer
Ella MilneEmilia
Hamilton DyceCleomenes
Ivan BrandtCamillo
John CavanahMamillius
John RichmondArchidamus
John RichmondDion
Lawrence BaskcombOld Shepherd
Marjorie WestburyMopsa
Richard HurndallAntigonus
Ronald SidneyMariner

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 15/12/1949-19/12/1949
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
In his review of the production for The Listener, Philip Hope-Wallace finds The Winter’s Tale "among the plays unspoiled, even aided, by being unseen. ... Paulina was Margaret Rawlings, a voice which bodies forth a whole person instantly ... The version by Barbara Burnham was well pared down. Hugh Stewart kept up good pace. The Speaking was mostly excellent ..." ('For Me and My Aunts’, vol. 42, 22 December 1949, p. 1107).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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