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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play arranged and produced by Raymond Raikes. With Francis de Wolff as Duke of Ephesus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
20 Dec 1968 at 20:10 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
80 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (11/2007).

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Raymond Raikes
Cast
Victor LucasAntipholus of Ephesus
Victor LucasAntipholus of Syracuse
Haydn JonesDromio of Ephesus
Haydn JonesDromio of Syracuse
Maureen BeckAdriana
Francis de WolffSolinus, Duke of Ephesus
Gretta GourietCourtesan
John WyseBalthasar
Lisa HarrowNell (Luce)
Lockwood WestEgeon
Marjorie WestburyAn Abbess (Emilia)
Peter BaldwinAngelo
Rosalind ShanksLuciana
Wilfrid CarterOfficer
Wilfrid CarterJailer
Wolfe MorrisDoctor Pinch

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

Notes
In his comments on the production published in Radio Times Raymond Raikes suggests that producing in stereo helped sort out the two pairs of identical voices of the twins.
General
Margaret Horsfield points out that Victor Lucas and Haydn Jones who played both twins were credited with under their anagram names for one of the roles. Thus, in Radio Times listings ‘Cristo Luvac’ is credited as playing Antiopholus of Ephesus while ‘Jonah Sendy’ plays Dromio of Ephesus.
Four days were spent on rehearsals and recording. Margaret Horsfield, Shakespeare on Radio (Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 1978), p. 90.
Reviews
Raymond Raikes, ‘Holiday in Ephesus’, Radio Times, 12 December 1968, p. 40.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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