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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. Dramatic reading of scenes from Shakespeare’s comedy with Rudolph de Cordova, Carleton Hobbs and others. No further information known (12/2007).
Series
Dramatic Reading
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
20 Jun 1930 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
33 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Basil Simpson 
Carleton Hobbs 
Charles Groves 
Hamilton Earle 
Malcolm Young 
Rudolph de Cordova 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The same cast appeared in a full adaptation of the play broadcast on 24/6/1930 (see separate entry).
General
Part of a series of dramatic readings for schools devised to last no longer than 30 minutes and meant to be spoken by no more than 3 or 4 actors. As the programme notes specify, these readings were not intended to represent Shakespeare’s plays, "but to give pupils the opportunity of hearing Shakespeare well read" (Programme and Syllabus of Transmission to Schools, September 1930 to January 1931, in: BBC Broadcast to Schools, Vol. 10, BBC: London, p.33.)
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1929-1932, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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