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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play arranged for broadcasting by Herbert Farjeon, produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Fay Compton and David King-Wood in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
23 Jun 1944
Transmission details
30 Jun 1944 at 19:50 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
175 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
David King-WoodRomeo
Fay ComptonJuliet
Marius GoringMercutio
Morland GrahamFriar Laurence
Edith EvansNurse
Alexander SarnerApothecary
Arthur YoungAbram
Charles LambSampson
David PeelBalthasar
Felix IrwinPeter
George HoweCapulet
John GilpinPage to Paris
John LaurieTybalt
Leslie PerrinsEscalus, Prince of Verona
Lewis StringerParis
Mary BartonLady Montague
Norman ShelleyGregory
Philip CunninghamBenvolio
Preston LockwoodFriar John
Robert SpeaightChorus
Stanley LathburyMontague
Sybil ArundaleLady Capulet

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast in two parts. Part 1: 19.50-21.00. Part 2: 21.35-22.55.
Repeated on the BBC Third Programme, 3/11/1946.
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

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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