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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s late play adapted and produced for broadcasting by Peter Creswell. With Norman Shelley in the title role, William Fox as Posthumus and Peggy Ashcroft as Imogen. The Quartet is provided by the Wireless Chorus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Nov 1934 at 17:35 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
124 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
Norman ShelleyCymbeline, King of Britain
Peggy AshcroftImogen
William FoxPosthumus Leonatus
George HayesIachimo
Carleton HobbsCloten
Arthur KeaneCornelius
Carleton HobbsCaptain (1)
Carleton HobbsServing Man
Charles MaunsellPhilario
Charles MaunsellCaptain (Roman)
Charles SandersFrenchman
Charles SandersCaius Lucius
Cyril NashPisanio
Diana PoultonMusician
Frank DrewLord (2)
Frank DrewSinger
H.O. NicholsonBelarius
Harold ReeseArviragus
Jack AllenCaptain (2)
Jack AllenLord (1)
Lindesay BaxterGuiderius
Malcolm YoungMessenger
Malcolm YoungUsher
Mary HintonQueen
Patricia GodfreyHelen

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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