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As You Like It

Synopsis
Radio version of the play adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh and produced by Peter Watts. Starring Baliol Holloway as Touchstone.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
26 Dec 1949
Transmission details
30 Dec 1949 at 14:45 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (4/2008).

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Mollie Greenhalgh
Cast
Molly RankinRosalind
Margaret VinesCelia
David PeelOrlando
Baliol HollowayTouchstone
Leon QuartermaineJaques
Allan JeayesDuke Senior
Audrey CameronAudrey
Basil JonesSilvius
David DuncanCharles
David Enders 
Eric LuggCorin
Geoffrey LewisWilliam
Hugh FalkusLe Beau
Malcolm HayesOliver
Margaret DiamondPhebe
Marjorie Westbury 
Mayne LyntonDuke Frederick
Patrick WaddingtonAmiens
Ralph de RohanAdam
Stanley Groome 
William Trent 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
General
The transcript of the production records rehearsals from 24/12/1949-26/12/1949.
History
First of a new series of ‘World Theatre’ productions broadcast on the BBC Home Service at an afternoon listening time.
Reviews
A listener’s comment in Radio Times: "I ... was astonished by the terrific pace adopted; scene followed scene so rapidly that all the romance and poetry disappeared; fortunately the actors could not keep it up and by the time they had reached Arden one could really understand what they were saying" (20 January 1950, p. 14).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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