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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play adapted and produced by Raymond Raikes in accordance with an interpretation by Neville Coghill. With Deryck Guyler as the Duke, Michael Hordern as Angelo and Hermione Hannen as Isabella. The music is composed by John Hotchkis who also conducts the Goldsbrough Orchestra. John Gabriel narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
16 Mar 1955
Transmission details
27 Mar 1955 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
135 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hotchkis
Contributor
Nevill Coghill
Adaptor for Radio
Raymond Raikes
Cast
Deryck GuylerVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Michael HordernAngelo
Hermione HannenIsabella
Richard BebbClaudio
Carleton HobbsEscalus
Beth BoydJuliet
Catherine SalkeldMariana
Charles LenoElbow
Dorothy Holmes-GoreFrancesca, a nun
Edgar NorfolkFriar Peter
Heron CarvicLucio
Jeffrey SegalServant
John GabrielNarrator
John GabrielProvost
John RuddockFriar Thomas
Lawrence BaskcombAbhorson
Mary O’FarrellMistress Overdone
Norman ShelleyPompey
Paul Whitsun-JonesBarnardine
Peter HowellFroth

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Measure for Measure: A Preface

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals took place from 14/3/1955-16/3/ 1955
History
The broadcast was preceded by a 30-minute PREFACE in which Neville Coghill introduces his reading of the play (see separate entry).
There was a 15-minute musical interval at 16:40 approximately.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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