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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Radio drama. The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company’s production of Cymbeline directed for stage by Peter Hall and adapted and produced for radio by Victor Menzies. Peggy Ashcroft is Imogen and Richard Johnson Posthumous. Narrated by Patrick Wymark. With music by Raymond Leppard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
13 Oct 1957
Transmission details
22 Dec 1957 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Producer
Victor Menzies
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Raymond Leppard
Contributor
Patrick Wymark
Adaptor for Radio
Victor Menzies
Cast
Robert HarrisCymbeline, King of Britain
Peggy AshcroftImogen
Richard JohnsonPosthumus Leonatus
Geoffrey KeenIachimo
Clive RevillCloten
Barry WarrenLord (2)
Brian BedfordFrenchman
Brian BedfordArviragus
Cyril LuckhamBelarius
Donald EcclesCaius Lucius
Donald Layne-SmithPhilario
James WellmanCornelius
Joan MillerQueen
Julian GloverJailer
Mark DignamPisanio
Peter CellierLord (1)
Rex RobinsonCouncillor
Robert ArnoldGuiderius
Thane BettanyGentleman

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Theatre company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
General
The production transcript records rehearsals being conducted on 8/11/1957 and 11/10/1957. It was recorded in Birmingham Studios.
History
The broadcast was repeated on 27 December 1957
Reviews
Source: Radio Times

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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