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Scenes from ‘King Lear’

Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. Dramatic reading of scenes from King Lear. With Ralph Richardson and Barbara Couper.
Series
Dramatic Reading
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Nov 1930 at 15:00 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
31 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Barbara Couper 
Harman Grisewood 
Katherine Hynes 
Lionel Millard 
Ralph Richardson 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

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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