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Senior English II: The Merchant of Venice

Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast adapted from material supplied by Douglas R. Allan. In the first part of this 2-part programme, the producer and some of the cast
discuss how Shylock should be played. The second episode consists of a dramatic reading of the trial scene. With Ernest Jay as Shylock and Mary O’Farrell as Portia.
Series
Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
9 Mar 1943 at 14:35 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
80 (total)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Douglas Allan
Cast
Ernest JayShylock
Hedley GoodallBassanio
Mary O’FarrellPortia
Wilfrid BabbageBalthazar

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Transmitted in two 40-minute episodes in the BBC ‘Schools’ slot.Two-part series. Part 1: 9/3/1943; Part 2: 16/3/1943.
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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