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King Richard II

Synopsis
Radio production of the play by Henry Cass, broadcast with members of the Old Vic Company London. Maurice Evans performs the title role, Abraham Sofaer is Bolingbroke. With music specially composed by Herbert Menges. The Orchestra is directed by Arliss Marriott.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 May 1935 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
106 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Henry Cass
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Arliss Marriott
Cast
Maurice EvansKing Richard II
Vivienne BennettQueen Isabel
Alan NapierJohn of Gaunt
Abraham SofaerBolingbroke
Alan WebbDuke of Aumerle
Alan WebbAnnouncer
Alan WebbSir Piers Exton
Cecil TrouncerBishop of Carlisle
Cecil TrouncerLord Marshal
Frank NapierEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Geoffrey WardwellGreen
George WoodbridgeKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
George WoodbridgeEarl of Salisbury
Herbert Menges 
Leo GennHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Marius GoringSir Stephen Scroope
Marius GoringThomas Mowbray
Morland GrahamGroom of King Richard’s stable
Patrick RossLord Ross
Raymond JohnsonBushy
Richard WarnerHarry Percy
Stefan SchnabelServant
Stefan SchnabelLord Willoughby

Additional Details

Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard II
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
'The production will lose little by being broadcast ... .The voices of of Maurice Evans as Richard and of Abraham Sofaer as Bolingbroke are pleasing, expressive and finely contrasted. They may be safely relied on to tell their own vivid story without the aid of paint and motley." (Gordon Stowell, ' A King Who Forfeited His Crown’, Radio Times, 17 May 1935).
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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