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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s play, produced and adapted for radio by Frank Hauser. Incorporates passages from North’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives. Pamela Brown stars as Cleopatra opposite Godfrey Tearle as Mark Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
1 Jun 1950
Transmission details
13 Aug 1950 at 20:10 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Producer
Frank Hauser
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Frank Hauser
Cast
Godfrey TearleMark Antony
Pamela BrownCleopatra
William SquireOctavius Caesar
Alastair DuncanSextus Pompey
Howard Marion-CrawfordEnobarbus
Allan CuthbertsonGuard
Allan CuthbertsonCandidius (Canidius)
Brenda DundrichOctavia
Bruce BelfrageMaecenas
Denise BryerIras
Derek BirchAlexas
Derek BirchGuard
Dudley JonesSoldier
Dudley JonesVarrius
Dudley JonesThyreus (Thidias)
Ewan RobertsProculeius
Ewan RobertsSoldier
Frank DuncanSoothsayer
Frank DuncanDolabella
Franklyn BellamySoldier
Franklyn BellamyClown
Harold YoungAgrippa
Hugh ManningMessenger (2) (Messenger)
James CondonSilius
James CondonMessenger (1) (Messenger)
James CondonGuard
James KenneyEros
John TurnbullLepidus
Laidman BrownePhilo
Oliver BurtMenas
Peggy BryanCharmian
Richard WilliamsSoldier
Richard WilliamsVentidius
Robert RiettyMardian
Russell NapierNarrator
Russell NapierEuphronius (Ambassador)

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The production transcript records a rehearsal period from 23/5/1950-1/6/1950.
History
First broadcast on August 13, 1950, the broadcast was repeated on 16/8/1950 and on 29/9/1950.
The broadcast includes a ten-minute interval featuring music by the Pro Musica Ensemble.
Textual information
A 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)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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