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Tragedy of Coriolanus, The

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Coriolanus directed and produced by Ian Cotterell with Richard Pasco as Caius Martius and Fabia Drake as Volumnia. With music composed and conducted by Mike Steer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
26 Mar 1979
Transmission details
20 Sep 1979 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
185 (incl. interval)

Credits

Director
Ian Cotterell
Producer
Ian Cotterell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Steer
Cast
Richard PascoCaius Martius Coriolanus
Fabia DrakeVolumnia
Tim Pigott-SmithTullus Aufidius
Cyril LuckhamMenenius Agrippa
Jack MayCominius
Adrian EganCitizen of Antium
Andrew BranchCitizen of Antium
Brian HainesTitus Lartius
Brian SandersFirst Senator (Rome) (Senator (Rome))
Danny SchillerCitizen of Antium
Derek GodfreySicinius Velutus
Eric AllanCitizen (Rome)
Fred BryantCitizen (Rome)
Gordon DulieuCitizen of Antium
Harold KasketCitizen (Volscian)
Hilda KrisemanCitizen (Rome)
Joe DunlopCitizen of Antium
John BullCitizen (Rome)
John GabrielSenator (Volscian)
Leonard FentonCitizen of Antium
Michael McStayCitizen (Rome)
Michael SpiceJunius Brutus
Petra DaviesValeria
Philip SullyCitizen of Antium
Philip VossSecond Senator (Rome) (Senator (Rome))
Roger HammondCitizen (Rome)
Rosalind ShanksVirgilia
Tammy UstinovCitizen (Rome)

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
A still of Fabia Drake and Rosalind Sharks in the BBC studio can be found in Radio Times, 15-21 September 1979, p. 7-8.
History
In the 10-minute interval (21:20-21:30) a recording of Beethoven’s Coriolan overture with the Gewandhaus Leipzig Orchestra (conducted by Kurt Masur) was played.
Reviews
'Sound and Fury’, an article on the play and its production on radio by Sally Beauman, is published in Radio Times, 15-21 September 1979, p. 7-8.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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