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Two Gentleman of Verona, The

Synopsis
Radio version of the play adapted for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham and produced by Lance Sieveking. With Ion Swinley and Robert Craven as Valentine and Proteus and George Howe as Launce. The Elizabethan music arranged and directed by Juliette Matton is performed by the Matton Players with Diana Poulton playing the lute.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 Jan 1934 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
93 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Lance Sieveking
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Juliette Matton
Contributor
Diana Poulton
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Ion SwinleyValentine
Robert CravenProteus
Helen HorseySilvia
Lydia SherwoodJulia
George HoweLaunce
Andrew ChurchmanHost
Deering WellsThurio
George OwenSpeed
Harcourt WilliamsDuke of Milan
Ivor BarnardAntonio
Mary AllanLucetta

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Part of a loose series of Shakespeare adaptations broadcast on Sunday evenings on the BBC National Programme.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Herbert Farjeon discusses BBC’s responsibility to broadcast Shakespeare’s "lesser masterpieces" in the absence of a National Theatre in ‘The Two Gentleman of Verona’ (Radio Times, 12 January 1934, p. 75).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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