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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the play specially adapted for broadcasting in a Prologue and seven scenes by Val Gielgud and E.A. Harding. With Robert Speaight as Prospero, Angela Baddeley as Miranda and Ralph Richardson as Caliban. The music is composed and arranged by Kate Coates and Leslie Woodgate and performed by the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conductor Leslie Woodgate.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 Jun 1936 at 17:20 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
130 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Music
Kate Coates; Leslie Woodgate
Adaptor for Radio
E. A. Harding; Val Gielgud
Cast
Robert SpeaightProspero
Angela BaddeleyMiranda
Leslie FrenchAriel
Ralph RichardsonCaliban
Hubert GreggFerdinand
Andrew ChurchmanAlonso
Barbara DillonIris
Deering WellsAntonio
Francis de WolffMaster of the Ship
George HoweTrinculo
H.O. NicholsonGonzalo
Hermione HannenJuno
Hillary EavesCeres
Miles MallesonStephano
Norman ShelleySebastian
Philip WadeBoatswain

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
According to Radio Times, issue dated 5 June 1936, this was the sixth broadcast of the play on BBC radio ('Tempest on the Way’, p. 4)
An earlier broadcast of this production with a slightly different cast was transmitted 22/2/1931 (see separate entry).
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, issue dated June 12 1936, BBC Programme Records 1933-1935.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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