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English Literature II: Henry V

Alternative title
Henry V
Synopsis
Schools radio broadcast. A dramatic reading of scenes from Henry V with Robert Harris in the title role.
Series
Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Sep 1936 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
George Dixon
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Robert HarrisKing Henry V

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Part of a series of dramatic readings for schools devised to last no longer than 30 minutes and meant to be spoken by no more than 3 or 4 actors. As the programme notes specify, these readings were not intended to represent Shakespeare’s plays, "but to give pupils the opportunity of hearing Shakespeare well read" (Programme and Syllabus of Transmission to Schools, September 1930 to January 1931, in: BBC Broadcast to Schools, Vol. 10, BBC: London, p.33.)
History
First broadcast in the series English Literature II.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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