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Scenes from ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Alternative title
Selections from ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. Dramatic reading of scenes from Shakespeare’s comedy with Leila Maravan and Philip Wade.
Series
Dramatic Reading
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Jun 1931 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
32 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Harman Grisewood 
Joan Brierley 
Leslie French 
Lila Maravan 
Malcolm Young 
Philip Wade 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
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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