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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by Donald McWhinnie and Frank Hauser. With Sebastian Shaw in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Oct 1950 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
135 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Donald McWhinnie; Frank Hauser
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Frank Hauser
Cast
Sebastian ShawCaius Martius Coriolanus
Mary O’FarrellVolumnia
John LaurieTullus Aufidius
Robert FarquharsonMenenius Agrippa
Baliol HollowayCominius
Anthony Jacobs 
Bryan Powley 
David Kossoff 
Denise Bryer 
Duncan McIntyre 
Eric Anderson 
Eric Lugg 
Frank Duncan 
Gladys Spencer 
Grizelda HerveyValeria
Harold ScottSicinius Velutus
Harry Hutchinson 
Ian Catford 
Joan Matheson 
Margaret Vines 
Michael Godfrey 
Michael Ripper 
Nicolette BernardVirgilia
Peter Jones (2)Junius Brutus
Richard Hurndall 
Robert Urquhart 
Stanley Groome 
Valentine DyallTitus Lartius

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Owing to a strike by the printing industry, Radio Times was not printed for two weeks in October. The transmission time for the original broadcast is based on the transcript of the production held at the BBC Central Library. All other credit information given is based on the repeat broadcast of the production, transmitted on 14/11/1950 at 20:35.
History
Broadcast in two parts with a fifteen-minute interval of music performed by the Pasquier String Trio.
Repeat broadcast on 14/11/1950.
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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