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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s comedy produced by Peter Creswell and arranged for broadcasting by Dulcima Glasby. The cast includes Harman Grisewood as Lysander, Dennis Arundell as Demetrius, Katherine Hynes as Helena and Ruth Logan as Hermia. Mendelssohn’s incidental music is performed by the wireless Singers and Orchestra, conducted by V. Hely-Hutchinson.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
24 Jun 1930 at 21:06 (Channel: BBC Regional Programme)
Duration
96 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Adaptor for Radio
Dulcima Glasby
Cast
Joyce MooreOberon
Lila MaravanPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Basil Simpson 
Carleton Hobbs 
Charles GrovesNick Bottom
Charles Groves 
Clifton Gibbs 
Dennis ArundellDemetrius
Doreen Goodridge 
Edgar B. Skeet 
Frank Birch 
Hamilton Earle 
Harman GrisewoodLysander
Joan Hare 
Katherine HynesHelena
Lesley Dudley 
Malcolm Young 
Nada Ford 
Patricia Hayes 
Rosamund May 
Rudolph de Cordova 
Ruth LoganHermia

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The Radio Times programme notes lists cast and dramatis personae in separate columns.
History
The broadcast was repeated on London Regional, 26/6/1930 from 20:02-21:40.
Reviews
The Times billed this production as the ‘chief dramatic event this week’ ('A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 24 June 1930, p. 8).
Source: BBC Programme Records 1929-1932, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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