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News and Views of the Theatre [02/01/1924]

Synopsis
Talk by BBC radio’s first drama critic Archibald Haddon. In his review of Nigel Playfair’s revival of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Haddons praises director William Bridges-Adams as being "the pioneer of a movement for staging Shakespeare swiftly" (Hullo Playgoers: Wireless Theatre Talks Broadcast to the British Isles from 2LO, London: Cecil Palmer, 1924, p. 140).
Series
News and Views of the Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Jan 1924 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
Archibald Haddon
Contributor
Archibald Haddon

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing

Notes

Textual information
Haddon’s talks are published in his Hullo Playgoers: Wireless Theatre Talks Broadcast to the British Isles from 2LO, London: Cecil Palmer, 1924. This talk is entitled ‘Falstaff in the Flesh’ (pp. 139-144).
Reviews
Source: The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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