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Abdication and Aggression

Synopsis
6-part television discussion series in which academic Hugo Dyson talks about Shakespeare to four American graduates studying classical drama at the London Academy of Music and the Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). The final episode looks at abdication in Richard II, Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest and at the connection between their apparent renunciation and a strange form of demand.
Series
Hugo Dyson on Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
4 Oct 1964 at 22:20 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
35 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2007)

Credits

Director
Patrick Garland
Production Design
Malcolm Middleton
Contributor
Hugo Dyson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; King Lear; Richard II; Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Billed in Radio Times as a MONITOR presentation. The students are Michael Moriaty, Edwin Owens, Margaret Cowles and Dana Ivey.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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