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Theatre Workshop: On Shakespeare’s Stage

Synopsis
BBC audiovisual resource on teaching theatre history for upper secondary school courses (age 13-16). Aided by a filmstrip and slides combining extracts from Cymbeline as performed by the Shared Experience theatre group (dir. Mike Alfreds) with illustrations from a model of the play as it might have been staged at the Globe, the programme attempts to communicate what it must have been like to watch a performance in Shakespeare’s days. Includes interviews with the actors who comment about acting on a thrust stage.
Series
Theatre History
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Radio
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Transmission details
29 Sep 1980 at 11:40 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
20 mins

Credits

Director
Mike Alfreds
Producer
Dan Garrett
Writer
Edward Delsey
Contributor
Tony Timmington
Cast
Colin Tarrant 
John Dicks 
Pam Ferris 
Raad Rawi 
Ruth Seglow 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Shared Experience
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Globe Theatre; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Elizabethan stage

Notes

Notes
The BBC Radio 4 programme was only transmitted on VHF.
General
BBC Schools Radiovision programmes usually involved a sound programme which was broadcast for schools to record and an accompanying set of slides or colour filmstrips for use with a stills projector. The educational pack also contains free note booklets which give scripts of the broadcast and cues for changing frames.
Reviews
'Radiovision offers a complete audiovisual resource that blends the imaginative stimulus of radio with the impact of large, coloured pictures. It is totally under the teacher’s control and can be used for several years’ (BBC Radio Programmes and Resources for Schools, Colleges and Individuals: Annual Programme 1986-1987, p.37)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

Institute of Education

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