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Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. As part of 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, two episodes (11 and 12) were transmitted to showcase ‘the best of’ Macbeth. With Flora Robson as Lady Macbeth.
Series
Best of Shakespeare, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Jun 1964 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
60 (two 30-min. parts)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Flora RobsonLady Macbeth

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Macbeth
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: 8/6/1964, Part 2: 15/6/1964
Reviews
Source: London Calling, April 1964, 3: 13, p. 4.

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