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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Second in a series of 26 weekly programmes "designed as an anthology of the best-known and best-loved speeches and scenes" from Shakespeare’s better known plays. Broadcast in two parts, this episode showcases ‘the best of’ Romeo and Juliet, presenting the love and death scenes with William Eedle and Ann Bell in the title roles. The second episode, broadcast a week later, focuses on the character of the nurse (Sybil Thorndike).
Series
Best of Shakespeare, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Apr 1964 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
William EedleRomeo
Ann BellJuliet
Sybil ThorndikeNurse

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works

Notes

General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, more than half of the programmes were produced specially for the General Overseas Service, while the rest is taken from ‘classic’ BBC productions of the previous 20 years.
History
The series was transmitted as part of the ‘Shakespeare Quatercentenary’ celebrations of the General Overseas Service.
Broadcast in two 30-minute parts. Part 1: 6/4/1964, Part 2: 13/4/1964.
Reviews
Source: London Calling, April 1964, 3: 13, p. 4.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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