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As You Like It

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s comedy arranged for broadcasting by Herbert Farjeon and produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Michael Redgrave as Orlando and Edith Evans as Rosalind. The incidental music was specially recorded by a flute quartet with the solo lute played by Diana Poulton.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
8 Sep 1944
Transmission details
8 Sep 1944 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
180 (incl. interval)

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Diana Poulton; Geoffrey Gilbert; Jean Stewart; Maurice Westerby; Norbert Wethmar
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Edith EvansRosalind
Catherine LaceyCelia
Michael RedgraveOrlando
D.A. Clarke-SmithTouchstone
John RuddockJaques
Alan WheatleyOliver
Anthony WallisLord (4) (Lord)
Betty HardyPhebe
Carleton HobbsLord (1) (Lord)
Carleton HobbsAdam
Denys BlakelockLe Beau
Derek BlomfieldLord (2) (Lord)
Eileen BeldonAudrey
Felix IrwinWilliam
Felix IrwinDennis
Franklyn BellamyLord (3) (Lord)
Franklyn BellamyCorin
Gerik SchjelderupDuke Frederick
Grant TylerPage (2) (Page)
Jan van der GuchtAmiens
Julian SomersCharles
Laurence HolmesForester
Leslie PerrinsDuke Senior
Preston LockwoodSilvius
Robert RaikesPage (1) (Page)
Vivienne BennettHymen
Wilfred FletcherSir Oliver Martext

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
As You Like It (Part 1)

Notes

Notes
This seems to be the earliest full-length BBC Shakespeare production to have survived.
Robert Raikes is not credited in the Radio Times listings. This credit information is based on the BBC Programme Catalogue, programme number 27SX4444 .
General
According to the production notes in the transcript of the production, recording took place from 11.00-17:30 on the same day the play was transmitted for broadcasting.
History
The broadcast includes a 20-minute interval for a news and war report at 21:00.
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)

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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