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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Peter Brook’s theatre production of the play for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company at Stratford-upon-Avon performed in the same year. Radio presentation by E. A. Harding. With John Gielgud, Leon Quartermaine and Harry Andrews. Robert Hardy narrates.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1950 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
105 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Director
Peter Brook
Producer
Wilfrid Grantham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
E. A. Harding
Cast
Harry AndrewsVincentio, Duke of Vienna
John GielgudAngelo
Barbara JeffordIsabella
Alan BadelClaudio
Harold KasketEscalus
Cyril ConwayFriar Thomas
Geoffrey BayldonFroth
George RosePompey
Hazel PenwardenJuliet
Leon QuartermaineLucio
Mairhi RussellBoy, attendant on Mariana
Maxine AudleyMariana
Michael BatesElbow
Michael GwynnProvost
Nigel GreenAbhorson
Peter NorrisJustice
Peter NorrisFriar Peter
Robert HardyNarrator
Romany EvensFrancesca, a nun
Rosalind AtkinsonMistress Overdone
Timothy BatesonServant

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Theatre company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Presented as a birthday tribute to Shakespeare. The play premiered at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 9/3/1950.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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