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At the Boar’s Head: A Musical Interlude in One Act

Alternative title
Two One-Act Operas by Gustav Holst
Synopsis
Radio production of Gustav Holst’s one-act comic opera. The words of the libretto are taken from Shakespeare’s King Henry IV. Stanford Robinson conducts the BBC Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Mar 1951 at 19:05 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Dennis Arundell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gustav Holst
Contributor
Stanford Robinson
Cast
Max WorthleyPrince Henry (Hal)
Owen BranniganSir John Falstaff
VIctoria SladenMistress Quickly
Emrys LloydPeto
Fabian SmithBardolph
Fisher MorganPistol’s companion
George DelderfieldPoins
George PrangnellPistol
George Stearn ScottPistol’s companion
Jan van der GuchtGadshill
Valetta IacopiDoll Tearsheet

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
First part of a two-part programme broadcast in separate slots on the same day.
Reviews
Imogen Holst, ‘Holst - the Man and Musician’, Radio Times, 23 February 1951, p. 11.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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