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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Full version of Shakespeare’s play adapted for radio by Barbara Burnham and produced by Val Gielgud. With Godfrey Tearle and Constance Cummings in the title roles. Denys Blakelock narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Mar 1942 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
170 (incl. interval)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Denys Blakelock
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Godfrey TearleMark Antony
Constance CummingsCleopatra
James McKechnieOctavius Caesar
Malcolm KeenEnobarbus
Alexander SarnerAlexas
Allan JeayesCanidius
Anthony HollesSoldier
Arthur ClayAgrippa
Frances ClairIras
Franklyn BellamySoldier
George HoweMardian
Harry HutchinsonClown
Heron CarvicDolabella
Ivan SamsonMaecenas
Jack LiveseyTaurus
Jack LiveseySoldier
John ChandosEros
Laidman BrowneLepidus
Lydia SherwoodCharmian
Malcolm GraemeProculeius
Muriel PrattOctavia
W.E. HollowayVentidius

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
This ‘full’ version of the play was broadcast as a follow-up to the success with the uncut version of Shaw’s Saint Joan, transmitted on BBC radio in September 1941. Broadcast in two parts with a twenty-minute break fir the news at 21:00.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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