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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra adapted and produced for broadcasting by R. D. Smith. The cast includes Peggy Ashcroft and Peter Finch in the title roles and Rupert Davies as Enobarbus. With music specially composed by Humphrey Searly and conducted by Marcus Dods.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Jul 1965 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
135 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
R. D. Smith
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Humphrey Searle
Contributor
Marcus Dods
Adaptor for Radio
R. D. Smith
Cast
Peter FinchMark Antony
Peggy AshcroftCleopatra
Gordon GardnerOctavius Caesar
Ralph TrumanSextus Pompey
Rupert DaviesEnobarbus
Alan HainesDolabella
Andrew SachsLepidus
Basil JonesMardian
Bruce BeebyScarus
David AndrewsSchoolmaster (Ambassador)
Denis McCarthyPhilo
Frederick TrevesDercetus
Gudrun UreCharmian
Hamlyn BensonSinger
John HollisMenas
John HollisCountryman
Margaret GordonOctavia
Patrick Barr (2)Alexas
Peter Bartlett (2)Thidias
Peter MannkerGuard
Robert SansomAgrippa
Stephen Thorne (2)Messenger
Sylvia ColeridgeIras
Timothy HarleyEros
Wilfrid CarterSoothsayer

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
History
The programmes is preceded by a 15-minute talk about Cleopatra (see separate entry).
Reviews
Source: Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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