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Readings from Shakespeare - 6, As You Like It

Synopsis
Radio schools broadcast. Dramatic readings from Shakespeare’s play with a short introduction to scenes used as the basis of an English literature lesson for 11-14 year old schoolchildren.
Series
English Literature
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Mar 1934 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
25 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Part of a series of dramatic readings from 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: Annual Programme September 1933 -June 1934, in: BBC Broadcast to Schools, Vol. 19 (BBC: London); The Times.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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