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Emilia

Synopsis
Radio broadcast on an excerpt from Othello that focuses on the character of Emilia. Arranged for radio by Herbert Farjeon and produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Leslie Stokes as speaker.
Series
Radio Theatre: Shakespeare’s Characters
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
24 Sep 1944 at 12:30 (Channel: BBC General Forces Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Abraham SofaerOthello
Sara JacksonDesdemona
John WyseIago
Roy DeanMichael Cassio
Freda JacksonEmilia
David PeelGratiano
Leslie StokesSpeaker
Neal ArdenMontano

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The transcript credits John Witty as playing Cassio.
General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, "Mr. Farjeon had always been interested in the big figures among the secondary characters in Shakespeare’s plays. In this series he expands upon their personalities, illustrating his theories by some of the scenes in which these characters appear" (No. 302: 1945, p. 20)
History
Episode 16 in the series.
Also broadcast on the BBC External Service on the following dates and regions:
26 September 1944 - African
27 September 1944 - Pacific
28 September 1944 - N. American
29 September 1944 - General Overseas Service
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times
Annotated radio scripts of all the 18 episodes in the series are being held at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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