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Verse in Elizabethan Drama

Synopsis
Radio programme. Bertram Joseph’s talk on Elizabethan verse speaking is illustrated by excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Heywood, Tourneur, and Kyd spoken by Catherine Campbell, Marjorie Westbury, and Raf de la Torre.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
25 Apr 1950 at 20:35 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
25 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Contributor
Bertram L. Joseph

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verse speaking; Elizabethan English

Notes

General
Radio Times programme notes specify: "Dr. Joseph believes that the Elizabethan actor delivered his lines with a careful observance of the formal qualities of the verse. He does not believe that it is possible to ‘pronounce the figures’ exactly as the Elizabethans did, but enough can be done to bring out the qualities that appealed to the original audience."
History
Repeat on 12/6/1950 at 23.20.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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