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No Bed for Bacon

Synopsis
Radio play based on the historical spoof written by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon, adapted for broadcasting by Patricia Hooker. Shakespeare has a writer’s block over composing what he believes to be his masterpiece, Love’s Labours Wunne while the ageing Queen Elizabeth (Mary Wimbush) dreads attending a banquet with Sir Walter Raleigh. No further information known (7/2007).
Series
Play of the Week (BBC World Service)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 Jun 1994 at 01:01 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Gordon House
Writer
Caryl Brahms; S. J. Simon
Adaptor for Radio
Patricia Hooker
Cast
Mary WimbushQueen Elizabeth

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Love’s Labour’s Lost; Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Love’s Labour’s Won

Notes

General
Allegedly the unacknowledged source for the film SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998). See Lisa Jardine, ‘Shakespeare’s first love’, The Evening Standard, 2 February 1999, p. 26.
History
Broadcast as part of the ‘Shakespeare Today’ season on BBC World Service.
Textual information
Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon, No Bed for Bacon: The Story of Shakespeare and Lady Viola in Love (London: Michael Joseph, 1941).
Reviews
Source: London Calling (BBC World Service Programme and Frequency Guide), June 1994.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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