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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s late play directed and produced by Alison Hindell. With Nia Roberts as Imogen and Will Houston as Posthumus. Original music composed by John Hardy.
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
17 Dec 2006 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Alison Hindell
Producer
Alison Hindell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hardy
Cast
Bill WallisCymbeline, King of Britain
Nia RobertsImogen
William HoustonPosthumus Leonatus
Andrew WincottIachimo
Russell GomerCloten
Christian ShawGuiderius
Dorien ThomasPhilario
Gareth ArmstrongBelarius
John LabanowskiCaius Lucius
Joseph KloskaPisanio
Manon EdwardsLady (Gentlewoman)
Meilyr SionArviragus
Richard ElfynCornelius
Sian PhillipsQueen

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
This production was recorded partly on location at a Neolithic burial mound in Wales.
Available for download via http://www.bbc.co.uk/buyersguide/7499 (accessed 9/2011)
Reviews
Jane Anderson, radio editor for Radio Times: "if you can get past the first 40 minutes, which sound as if they’ve been recorded in a cavernous cupboard, you’ll be rewarded as the drama steps up a gear and throws in some great comic lines and a blood-curdling beheading" (16-22 December 2006, p. 132).

Online Availability

Online format
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Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor (Sale)

Name

AudioGO

Email
info@audiobookcollection.com
Web
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Phone
01225 878 000
Address
St James House
The Square
Lower Bristol Road
Bath
BA2 3BH
Notes
AudioGO, the UK’s leading audio publisher, was formerly known as BBC Audiobooks and was part of BBC Worldwide. The Chivers range encompasses more than 3,500 dramatisations and readings of unabridged fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. AudioGO also publishes the Radio Collection, incorporating radio dramatisations and non-fiction derived from BBC Radio programming. BBC Archive Voices is a new series presenting interviews with key figures in the fields of entertainment, sport, politics and literature (download only), otherwise sale on CD or MP3-CD via the BBC Shop or other retail outlets, or downloadable in digital format via the BBC AudioZone http://www.audible.co.uk/

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Name

Retail outlets

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