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Macbeth

Synopsis
Sound recording of the Old Vic Company’s 1952-53 stage production of Macbeth with Alec Guinness and Pamela Brown as the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
27 Sep 1953 (Channel: NBC)

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Alec GuinnessMacbeth
Pamela BrownLady Macbeth
Robin BaileyMacduff
Anthony ServiceMalcolm
Andrew CruickshankBanquo
Gabrielle BluntApparition 1
Gabrielle BluntMacduff’s son
Geoffrey BayldonMurderer (2nd)
Geoffrey BayldonDoctor of Physic
Geoffrey WincottOld Man
Geoffrey WincottAngus
George RoseMurderer (1st)
George RosePorter
Gordon DaviesMenteith
Gordon DaviesCaptain
Gordon DaviesApparition 11
Jill NyasaFleance
Jill NyasaWitch (3rd)
Jill NyasaApparition III
John BushelleKing Duncan
Margaret VinesWitch (2nd)
Mark DignamRoss
Mary O’FarrellWitch (1st)
Patrick DoonanMurderer (3rd)
Patrick DoonanSeyton
Philip GuardMessenger
Philip GuardDonalbain
Philip GuardServant
Rachel GurneyLady Macduff
Stanley van BeersLennox

Additional Details

Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The cast listed in this catalogue record is the cast on the British recording; it has been assumed that the NBC recording is the same cast.
History
The recording was released on EMI’s ‘Listen for Pleasure’ label (currently deleted) and released on CD by Pearl Records in 2004. The production was also broadcast in America on NBC 27 September 1953 in the ‘Old Vic Theater’ series and this recording is held by the Library of Congress, Recorded Sound Reference Centre.

Production Company

Name

NBC

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
Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://loc.gov/rr/record External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 707-7833
Address
Recorded Sound Reference Centre
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Room LM-113
Washington, DC 20540

Online Retailer

Name

cduniverse.com

Web
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