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Prospero’s Island: Scenes from ‘The Tempest’

Synopsis
Scenes from Shakespeare’s play adapted and produced for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham. With Leon Quartermaine as Prospero, Alec Guinness as Ferdinand and Jill Furse as Miranda. Music arranged and played by Diana Poulton.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Feb 1940 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
45 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Barbara Burnham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Diana Poulton
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Leon QuartermaineProspero
Jill FurseMiranda
Leslie FrenchAriel
Roy EmertonCaliban
Alec GuinnessFerdinand
Cherry CotterellIris
Francis de WolffAlonso
Frederick BurtwellStephano
H.O. NicholsonGonzalo
Ivan BrandtAntonio
John DeverellTrinculo
Lilian HarrisonJuno
Rosamund MerivaleCeres

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
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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