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Shakespeare’s Fools

Synopsis
Radio broadcast relayed live from Wilton’s Hall in London. Comic duo Karl Minns and Owen Evans (the Nimmo twins) host a guide to fooling that is illustrated by fools scenes from Shakespeare, performed by a cast of actors and clowns. With music by Harvey Brough.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
31 Dec 2000 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
65 mins

Credits

Director
Kate Rowland
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Harvey Brough
Cast
Roger Lloyd PackHamlet
Sylvestra Le TouzelCleopatra
Sylvester McCoyMacduff
Sylvester McCoyMalvolio
Sylvestra Le TouzelFeste
Joss AcklandOld Gobbo
Joss AcklandSir Toby Belch
Joss AcklandCorin
Louis HilyerGravedigger (1)
Matilda ZieglerMaria
Roger Lloyd PackPorter
Sylvester McCoyClown
Sylvester McCoyLauncelot Gobbo
Sylvester McCoyGravedigger (2)
Sylvester McCoyEarl of Kent
Sylvestra Le TouzelHoratio

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; Hamlet; King Lear; Macbeth; Merchant of Venice, The; Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
fools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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