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Macbeth in the Studio

Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. The 2-part programme in the series Good Writing is introduced by Douglas R. Alkin. The producer and the actors discuss the theme and characters of the play. The second episode features a dramatic reading from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, focusing on the murder of Duncan.
Series
For the Schools: Good Writing
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Oct 1941 at 14:35 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
40 (per episode)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Douglas Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Douglas R. Alkin

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Two-part series. Part 1: 7/10/1941; Part 2: 14/10/194. The same series was broadcast on the Home Service on 23/11/1943 and 30/11/1943 respectively. The Radio Times listings credits Douglas Allen as producer for this production.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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