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Dreams and Censorship

Synopsis
Radio play by David Pownall, directed by Eoin O’Callaghan. Set in England in 1610, an historical fiction about the publication of the King James I’s new Bible. It tells the story of how the King (Hugh Ross), informed by Shakespeare (Edward Petherbridge) that the inclusion of the Revelation of St John will lead to revolution, travels to Oxford in order to prevent this part of the Bible from being published. Shakespeare, meanwhile, decides to write one last play...
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
7 Feb 1992
Transmission details
7 Feb 1993 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
95 mins

Credits

Director
Eoin O’Callaghan
Writer
David Pownall
Cast
David LearnerStage Manager
Edward PetherbridgeWill Shakespeare
Eric AllanSaville
Garard GreenHutten
Gary KingPrince Charlie
Hugh DicksonAbbot
Hugh RossKing James I
John ChurchMontague
John WebbRavis
Melanie HudsonRobin
Michael Tudor BarnesThompson
Peter Penry-JonesStanley
Robert McintoshMarbellus
Robert StephensSt John the Divine
Siriol JenkinsQueen Anne

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); King James I; Bible (Authorised King James Version)

Notes

Reviews
Robert Hanks, ‘Apocalypse then’, The Independent, 9 February 1993, p. 14.

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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