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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Much Ado About Nothing adapted and produced by John Powell with Paul Daneman as Benedick, Fenella Fielding as Beatrice and Ralph Richardson as Dogberry.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
4 Sep 1969
Transmission details
19 Sep 1969 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Producer
John Powell (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Cain
Adaptor for Radio
John Powell (2)
Cast
Fenella FieldingBeatrice
Paul DanemanBenedick
Martin JarvisClaudio
Ronald AllenDon Pedro
Ralph RichardsonDogberry
Brian HainesSexton
Cecil ParkerLeonato
Charles SimonFriar Francis
David VallaConrade
Garard GreenSeacole (Watchman (1))
Heron CarvicDon John
John BryningOatcake (Watchman (2))
John PullenBorachio
Madi HeddUrsula
Malcolm HayesAntonio
Margaret WolfitMargaret
Nigel LambertBalthasar
Perlita NeilsonHero
Richard GooldenVerges

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The instrumentalists on this production were: David Munrow, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Brookes, James Blades, Michael Laird, Roger Brenner. The singers are Sally Le Sage, James Bowman, Nigel Rogers.
Reviews
David Wade, ‘Sound of Shakespeare’, The Times, 8 November 1969, p. III: "... as a composition in sound it [the production] must rank in the very top class. From its atmosphere, perspective and detail it was apparent that Mr. Powell had brought to it an exceptional aural imagination combined with a vast capacity for taking pains".

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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