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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of Shakespeare’s play produced by J. E. Jeffrey with Hey Petrie as Puck. Mendelssohn’s incidental music is performed by the Wireless Orchestra with Dan Godfrey (Junior) as conductor. The lyrics are sung by Florence Holding (soprano).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Jun 1925 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
R. E. Jeffrey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Contributor
Dan Godfrey
Cast
Milton RosmerOberon
Irene RookeTitania
D. Hay PetriePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Charles R. Stone 
Drelincourt Odlum 
Elaine InescourtHermia
Elizabeth Dundas 
Francis Roberts 
Henry OscarDemetrius
Howard RoseLysander
Ivan BerlynNick Bottom
Leonard Calvert 
Margaret HalstanHelena
Tarver Penna 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Broadcast to all stations except Chelmsford (5XX).
Reviews
A short review of this production in The Times suggests that even though the cast was strong and well-spoken, "there was some lack of conviction in the performance, traceable ... to the fact that the atmosphere of the theatre cannot yet be effectively be broadcast" (24 June 1925, p. 8).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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