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King Richard II

Alternative title
Oxford University Dramatic Society in ‘King Richard II’, The
Synopsis
Shakespeare’s play adapted for broadcasting by Felix Felton from the production at the New Theatre, Oxford, directed by John Gielgud and Glen Byam Shaw. The cast includes David King-Wood as Richard, John Featherstone Witty as Bolingbroke. With music specially composed by Herbert Menges.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Apr 1936 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Glen Byam Shaw; John Gielgud
Music
Herbert Menges
Contributor
John Gray
Adaptor for Radio
Felix Felton
Cast
David King-WoodKing Richard II
Thea HolmeQueen Isabel
Joseph AdamsonJohn of Gaunt
John WittyBolingbroke
Alan Lennox-ShortLord Marshal
Alan Phillips 
Brian HarveyHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Bryan Cave-Browne-CaveEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Colin Stephenson 
David WilliamsDuke of Aumerle
Desmond McKenna 
Helen HighetLady attending the Queen
Helen HighetDuchess of York
Henry Fowler 
John ArglesBishop of Carlisle
Maurice Williams 
Michael Denison 
Michael Weippert 
Michael WheelerSir Piers Exton
Peter Higgs 
Peter WatlingThomas Mowbray
Robin Whaetherley 
Russell Bentley 
Vernon Marchant 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Oxford University Dramatic Society
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
This is the second play that John Gielgud produced for the O.U.D.S.
History
Based on the stage production given at the New Theatre, Oxford in February 1936.
Reviews
For background information on the broadcast see Felix Felton, ‘The O.U.D.S. in the Studio’, The Radio Times, issue dated April 10, 1936, p. 3.
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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