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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the B. Iden Payne’s Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Company’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy by Howard Rose. With Barbara Couper as Beatrice and James Dale as Benedick. The incidental music by Anthony Bernard is played by the Memorial Theatre Orchestra. Sara Jackson narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Jul 1936 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
105 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Director
B. Iden Payne
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Anthony Bernard
Adaptor for Radio
Howard Rose
Cast
Barbara CouperBeatrice
James DaleBenedick
Peter GlenvilleClaudio
Donald WolfitDon Pedro
Roy ByfordDogberry
Alexander GaugeConrade
Basil LangtonMessenger
Basil LangtonSexton
Buena BentMargaret
Dennis RobertsWatchman
Donald EcclesFriar Francis
Donald Layne-SmithBalthasar
Geoffrey WilkinsonVerges
Gerlad Kay SouperLeonato
John RudlingWatchman
Kenneth WicksteedWatchman
Norman WoolandDon John
Raymond RaikesBorachio
Rosalind IdenUrsula
Sara JacksonNarrator
Stanley HowlettAntonio
Valerie TudoeHero

Additional Details

Theatre company
Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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