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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. The Tempest adapted and produced by Ian Cotterell with Paul Scofield as Prospero and Patrick Stewart as Caliban. With music composed by David Cain, and played by Mike Westbrook, Clive Heath, Christopher Hogwood, Brian Godding, Butch Potter, John Mitchell and Tristan Fry. The musical producer is Paul Reding.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
6 Jan 1974
Transmission details
24 Mar 1974 at 18:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
125 (inc 5 min interval)

Credits

Producer
Ian Cotterell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Cain
Adaptor for Radio
Ian Cotterell
Cast
Paul ScofieldProspero
Jane KnowlesMiranda
Ronnie StevensAriel
Patrick StewartCaliban
Richard KayFerdinand
Alan RoweMaster of the Ship
Alan RoweFrancisco
Anthony DanielsAdrian
Charles KaySebastian
Doreen WalkerSinger (Juno)
John JustinAlonso
Michael SpiceAntonio
Patricia HooperSinger (Iris)
Prudence LloydSinger (Ceres)
Rory KinnearStephano
Terence ScullyTrinculo
Timothy BatesonGonzalo
William SleighBoatswain

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Produced for quadrophonic reception (sound from four loudspeakers).
History
In the interval (19:45-19:50) a recording of Sibelius’ The Tempest Suite was played with Sir Charles Groves conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Reviews
David Wade, ‘Aural Experiences’, The Times, 30 March 1974, p. 10.

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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