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Tempest, The

Synopsis
James McKechnie is Prospero in a radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Arranged for broadcasting by Dennis Arundell. With incidental music by Sibelius performed by the BBC Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Stanford Robinson conducts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Dec 1949 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
135 (incl. interval)
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Dennis Arundell; E. A. Harding
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jean Sibelius
Adaptor for Radio
Dennis Arundell
Cast
James McKechnieProspero
Gabrielle BluntMiranda
Allan McClellandAriel
John SlaterCaliban
Anthony JacobsFerdinand
Carleton HobbsGonzalo
Charles Scott-Paton 
David Kossoff 
Franklyn DyallAlonso
Harry HutchinsonStephano
Howieson CulffAntonio
Lewis StringerSebastian
Louise Hutton 
Molly Rankin 
Tony QuinnTrinculo

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 19/12/1949-23/12/1949
History
Broadcast in 2 parts. Part 1: 20.30-21.40; Part 2: 21:55-22:45.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of the Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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