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Summer’s Lease

Synopsis
Radio programme featuring a pastoral sequence from Shakespeare’s plays, songs and sonnets, prefaced by Sonnet 18 from which the title is derived. Includes scenes from As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest and Cymbeline acted by a cast including Robert Harris, Harcourt Williams, Felix Aylmer, Leslie French, and others.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Jun 1942 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
45 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Barbara Burnham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Barbara Burnham
Cast
Cherry Cottrell 
Felix Aylmer 
Harcourt Williams 
Jean Anderson 
Leslie French 
Peter Cozens 
Robert Harris 
Rosamund Greenwood 
Roy Emerton 
Terry Hazel 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
As You Like It; Cymbeline; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Tempest, The; Winter’s Tale, The
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Pastoral

Notes

Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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