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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play adapted by Val Gielgud and E.A. Harding. With John Gielgud as Prospero, Leslie French as Ariel and Angela Baddeley as Miranda. The BBC Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Leslie Woodgate who also composed and arranged the music together with Kate Coates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Nov 1933 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Kate Coates; Leslie Woodgate
Adaptor for Radio
E. A. Harding; Val Gielgud
Cast
John GielgudProspero
Angela BaddeleyMiranda
Leslie FrenchAriel
Ralph RichardsonCaliban
John CheatleFerdinand
Andrew ChurchmanAlonso
Barbara DillonIris
Edward CravenMaster of the Ship
George DevineStephano
George HoweTrinculo
Guy Pelham BoultonAntonio
H.O. NicholsonGonzalo
Molly RankinCeres
Norman ShelleySebastian
Philip WadeBoatswain
Ruth AndersonJuno

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
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
In his Radio Times article The Tempest, L. A. G. Strong explains why this play is "pre-eminently suited to the microphone" (10 November 1933, p. 399).
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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