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Macbeth

Synopsis
Full-length radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play produced by John Tydeman. Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft star as the Macbeths. With music composed by John Buckland and played by the Ad hoc ensemble, conducted by Eric Wetherell.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
27 Mar 1966
Transmission details
29 Apr 1966 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
120 (incl. interval)

Credits

Producer
John Tydeman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Buckland
Contributor
Colin McCabe
Cast
Paul ScofieldMacbeth
Peggy AshcroftLady Macbeth
Alec McCowenMacduff
David WestenMalcolm
John WestbrookBanquo
Allan McClellandLord
Brian HewlettDonalbain
Cecile ChevraeauGentlewoman
Fraser KerrAngus
Glyn DearmanYoung Siward
Glyn DearmanFleance
Grizelda HerveyWitch (1st)
Henry StamperSeyton
Henry StamperOld Man
Jane WenhamLady Macduff
John DearthCaptain
John HollisMurderer (1st)
John HollisSiward, Earl of Northumberland
John HumphryLennox
John JustinRoss
Mary O’FarrellWitch (2nd)
Nicholas CharlesMacduff’s son
Noel HowlettDoctor of Physic
Preston LockwoodCaithness
Stephen Thorne (2)Murderer (2nd)
Stephen Thorne (2)Menteith
Sylvia ColeridgeWitch (3rd)
Timothy WestPorter
Walter FitzgeraldKing Duncan

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
There was a ten-minute interval at 21:05. The broadcast was repeated on 22/5/1966.
Stills
A still of Scofield and Redgrave in front of the microphone can be found in Radio Times issue listing this programme.
Reviews
'Getting Across the Inwardness of Macbeth’, The Times, 30 April 1966, p. 5.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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