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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s play arranged for broadcasting by Peter Creswell and Barbara Burnham. The cast includes Leon Quartermaine in the title role, Frank Cellier as Menenius and Sybil Thorndike as Volumnia. Music by Robert Chignell, directed by Stanford Robinson.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Apr 1933 at 21:36 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
207 (total running time)
Availability
No recording copy

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Robert Chignell
Contributor
Stanford Robinson
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham; Peter Creswell
Cast
Leon QuartermaineCaius Martius Coriolanus
Sybil ThorndikeVolumnia
Cyril GardinerTullus Aufidius
Frank CellierMenenius Agrippa
Felix AylmerCominius
Arthur Evans 
Cecil TrouncerTitus Lartius
Charles Groves 
Cyril Nash 
Eric Berry 
Ethel Lodge 
Francis L. SullivanSicinius Velutus
George Cooke 
George Sanders 
H.O. NicholsonJunius Brutus
Helen Dale 
Irene Ouston 
Irene RookeValeria
J. Spencer-Phillips 
James Tovey 
Joan Hare 
John Y. Smart 
Pascoe Thornton 
Prudence MagorVirgilia
Richard Hurndall 
Theodore Smythe 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
History
Broadcast in two parts. Part 1 was transmitted on the National wavelength on 26/4/1933, part 2 followed the next evening on the London Regional transmitter.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935; The Times.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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