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Henry Agincourt: Scenes from ‘Henry V’

Synopsis
Radio broadcasts of an extract from Shakespeare’s King Henry (Act IV), with Esmond Knight in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Feb 1943 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
50 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Esmond KnightKing Henry V
Phyllis Neilson-TerryChorus
Arthur YoungPistol
Laidman BrownFluellen

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
This was the first big radio part Knight played since he lost his sight during the war (cf. Radio Times, 26 February 1943, p. 5).
Rehearsals: 27/2/2008-28/2/2008
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
The title page announcement for this programme in the Radio Times reads: "In 1415 the men wore armour, and in 1943 the armour is borne by the vehicles, but the same spirit informs the steel" (issue dated 26 February 1943).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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