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Macbeth, King of Scotland

Synopsis
A radio sequence of the play arranged for broadcasting by C. Denis Freeman. Starring Godfrey Tearle and Cathleen Nesbitt as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Dec 1939 at 21:15 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
C. Denis Freeman
Cast
Godfrey TearleMacbeth
Cathleen NesbittLady Macbeth
Charles Lefeaux 
Charles Mortimer 
Dorothy Tetley 
Eliot Makeham 
Franklyn Bellamy 
Lloyd Pearson 
Louis Goodrich 
Ronald Kerr 
Walter Fitzgerald 
William Fazan 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Except for the lead, the actor’s roles were not specified in Radio Times listings.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
According to Radio Times programme notes, this radio production was not merely a condensed version of the play: "The aim of C. Denis Freeman, who has arranged it, is to select those scenes that show most vividly the gradual deterioration of character in Macbeth that is the real theme of the play" (8 December 1939, p. 8).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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