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Foreword to ‘Cymbeline Refinished’

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of G.B. Shaw’s Foreword to his rewriting of Act V of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (Cymbeline Refinished, 1937). Read by Noel Illif.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Oct 1951 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Writer
George Bernard Shaw
Cast
Noel Iliff 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Literary adaptation

Notes

History
Shaw’s Cymbeline Refinished was first performed at the Embassy Theatre, London, in 1937, where his version was substituted in place of Shakespeare’s final act. Cymbeline Refinished was broadcast on the Third Programme the next day. A radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play was broadcast on the same channel on 30/09/1951 (see separate entries).
Textual information
George Bernard Shaw. Cymbeline Refinished (Edinburgh: Privately printed, 1937).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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