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When we Were Queens

Synopsis
Radio drama written by Peter Straughan about a group of boy players competing for the female roles in Shakespeare’s company. Acting the parts of Shakespeare’s heroines, they are briefly lifted above their daily experiences of physical and sexual abuse. Music by Neil Blenkinsop and Dave Scott. Directed by Melanie Harris.
Series
Afternoon Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Apr 1999 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Director
Melanie Harris
Writer
Peter Straughan
Music
Dave Scott; Neil Blenkinsop
Cast
Craig Moncur 
Dax O’CallaghanJack
Kevin Knapman 
Leyland O’BrienBecket
Mark Bishop 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Keywords
actors; gender representation; sexual abuse; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan stage

Notes

Awards
Peter Straughan won the Alfred Bradley Bursary Award for radio drama in 1998.

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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