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Senior English II: The Merchant of Venice

Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. The 2-part programme in the series ‘Good Writing’ is comprised of dramatic readings from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, focusing on the casket scenes and the trial scene. No further information known (2/2008).
Series
For the Schools: Good Writing
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Feb 1941 at 14:35 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
80 (total)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Transmitted in two 40-minute episodes in the BBC ‘Schools’ slot.Two-part series. Part 1: 4/2/1941; Part 2: 11/2/1941.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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