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Shakespeare and His England [23/4/1924]

Alternative title
St. George for Merrie England
Synopsis
The radio programme commemorating Shakespeare’s birth comprises a reading about "Shakespeare And His England", a performance of King Henry V, Act V, Scene ii and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, scene i. Shakespearean lyrics are sung by Norman Notley (baritone).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1924 at 19:43 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
92 mins
Availability
No archive copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Norman Notley
Cast
Cyril EstcourtKing Henry V
Haidee GunnKatherine
Beatrice St Vincent 
Frank Arlton 
Howard RoseNick Bottom
Ivan Berlyn 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Henry V; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); national identity

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of the St. George’s Day commemoration programme (ST. GEORGE FOR MERRIE ENGLAND), transmitted from BBC London from 19:30-21:15 (with a simultaneous broadcast to Cardiff and Bournemouth).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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