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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Full-length radio version of the play produced by Val Gielgud. With Virginia Maskell, Norman Shelley, Carleton Hobbs and Malcolm Keen. The production uses the full Mendelssohn score as arranged by John Hollingworth, who also conducts the London Sinfonia and the Ambrosia Singers (Soloists: Eileen Poulter and Mary Thomas).
Series
Saturday-Night Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
13 Sep 1963
Transmission details
18 Apr 1964 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
100 mins

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Contributor
John Hollingsworth
Cast
Malcolm KeenTheseus
Janet BurnellHippolyta
Gabriel WoolfOberon
Virginia MaskellTitania
Frank DuncanPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Carleton HobbsPeter Quince
Earle GreyEgeus
Elizabeth MorganFirst Fairy (Fairy)
Eric AndersonPhilostrate
Frank PartingtonRobin Starveling
George MerrittSnug
Gudrun UreHelena
Jennifer WrightHermia
Jo Manning WilsonFairy
Michael DeaconLysander
Norman ClaridgeFrancis Flute
Norman ShelleyNick Bottom
Peter PrattTom Snout
Petronella BarkerMustardseed
Timothy WestDemetrius
Valerie KirkbrightFairy

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Quatercentenary celebrations on BBC radio. The play was also broadcast as part of the Quatercentenary celebrations on the General Overseas Service where it was transmitted in two parts (18/10 and 25/10). Part 1: 00:30-2:00, Part 2: 00:30-1:30 GMT.
Reviews
Gielgud introduces the production in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Radio Times, 16 April 1964, p. 8.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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