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From the London Theatre: Caesar and Cleopatra

Alternative title
Caesar and Cleopatra
Synopsis
Radio programme. Extracts from plays in current production at London’s theatres; introduced by Christopher Hassall. In this episode Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in scenes from Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The plays were directed for stage by Michael Benthall.
Series
From the London Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
10 Aug 1951
Transmission details
12 Aug 1951 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Benthall
Producer
Ayton Whitaker
Writer
George Bernard Shaw; William Shakespeare
Contributor
Christopher Hassall
Cast
Laurence OlivierMark Antony
Vivien LeighCleopatra
Robert HelpmannOctavius Caesar
Jill Bennett 
Maxine Audley 
Norman Wooland 
Peter Cushing 
Richard Goolden 

Additional Details

Theatre
St James Theatre, London
Theatre company
St James’s Players
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
A Festival of Britain production; both plays went to Broadway.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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