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Synopsis
Radio broadcast for schools. Last episode in an eight-part series, conducted by J.C. Stobart and Mary Somerville, introducing schoolchildren to Shakespeare.
Series
England That Shakespeare Knew, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
27 Jun 1928 at 15:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Contributor
J. C. Stobart; Mary Somerville

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Transmitted from London and Daventry stations.
Textual information
The 39-pamphlet ‘The England That Shakespeare Knew’, published by the BBC in April 1927 to accompany the series, contains passages to be read, suggestions for written work and illustrations. A copy is held by the London Institute of Education Special Collections.
Reviews
'The object of this course is to supply a background to the plays of Shakespeare in a series of short sketches of life in Elizabethan England, illusrated by readings from contemporary writers and from Shakespeare’s own writings.' (Programme and Syllabus of Transmission to Schools, April 30 to June 29, 1928, in: BBC Broadcast to Schools, Vol. 3 (BBC: London).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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