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Shakespeare Night [31/05/1924]

Synopsis
Radio programme comprised of songs from or inspired by Shakespeare’s plays and a performance of a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
From 21:00-21:10 Gilbert Bailey (baritone) sings songs from Twelfth Night:"O Mistress Mine" (W.M.Byrd, 1600), "Come Away, Death" (J.H. Arne, 1741), "When That I Was" (J. Vernon, 1763). These are followed by "Under the Greenwood Tree" from As You Like It (J. H. Arne, 1741) and "Sign No More, Ladies" from Much Ado About Nothing (Stevens, 1790). At 21:10 Nora Delmarr (soprano) presents Morley’s "It Was a Lover and His Lass" and Arne’s "Where the Bee Sucks". At 21:20 J.C.B. Carter and Isabel Emery perform the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. From 21:40-21:50 Bailey presents "Who is Sylvia" (Schubert’s take on Two Gentleman of Verona), Quilter’s "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind" from King Lear and Hubert Parry’s "England", inspired by Gaunt’s speech in Richard II. Nora Delmarr ends the programme with a rendition of Arne’s "When Icicles hang by the Wall".
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
31 May 1924 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No recording extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Franz Schubert; Hubert Parry; J. H. Arne; J. Vernon; Morley; Roger Quilter; Stevens; William Byrd
Cast
Gilbert Bailey 
Isabel Emery 
J. C. B. Carter 
Nora Delmarr 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
As You Like It; King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing; Richard II; Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night; Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Broadcast from BBC Bournemouth.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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