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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Abbreviated version of Shakespeare’s late play produced and arranged in seven scenes and a prologue by Val Gielgud and E. A. Harding. The cast includes John Gielgud as Prospero and Angela Baddeley as Miranda. Music by Kate Coates and Leslie Woodgate is played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Woodgate.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Feb 1931 at 16:45 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
101 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
E. A. Harding; Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Kate Coates; Leslie Woodgate
Cast
John GielgudProspero
Angela BaddeleyMiranda
Leslie FrenchAriel
Ralph RichardsonCaliban
Robert SpeaightFerdinand
Alexander SarnerAlonso
Andrew ChurchmanAntonio
Arthur GoulletSebastian
Barbara DillonJuno
Dora BartonCeres
George HoweTrinculo
H.O. NicholsonGonzalo
Katherine HynesIris
Philip WadeBoatswain
V.C. Clinton-BaddeleyStephano
V.C. Clinton-BaddeleyMaster of the Ship

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
British sculptor Eric Gill was so impressed with Leslie French’s performance in the same part at the Old Vic that he requested him as model for the figure of Ariel that he sculpted on the panel of the BBC Broadcasting House ('The B.B.C.'s "Ariel"', Radio Times, 20 February 1931, p. 412).
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1929-1932, The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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