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As You Like It

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play, adapted and produced by Peter Creswell with contemporary music arranged and additional settings composed by Julian Herbage. William Fox stars as Orlando, Gwen Frangcon-Davies is Rosalind. Musicians include Rudolph, Natalie, Millicent and Carl Dolmetsch, the Wireless Singers and Diana Poulton (Lute). Julian Herbage conducts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
11 Mar 1934 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Julian Herbage
Contributor
Julian Herbage
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
Gwen Ffrangcon-DaviesRosalind
Evelyn NeilsonCelia
William FoxOrlando
Jack MelfordTouchstone
Robert CravenJaques
Edgar B. SkeetCorin
Eric BerrySilvius
Ernest SeftonCharles
Ethel LodgeAudrey
Felix AylmerDuke Senior
James ToveyLe Beau
John JacquesPage
Lila MaravanPhebe
Marjorie SmithPage
Nigel ClarkeHymen
Nigel ClarkeOliver
Pascoe ThorntonDennis
Patrick WaddingtonAmiens
Peter VokesPage
Philip WadeSir Oliver Martext
Philip WadeWilliam
Theodore SmytheForester
V.C. Clinton-BaddeleyDuke Frederick
Walter HerbageAdam

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
R.S. Littlewood reviews the broadcast and suggests why it does justice to the play in "'Heavenly Rosalind’ Takes the Air", Radio Times 42:545, 9 March 1934, p. 708.
History
Part of a loose series of Shakespeare adaptations broadcast on Sunday evenings on BBC National Programme.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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