Recorded Scenes from Shakespeare’s Comedy ‘Twelfth Night’

Synopsis
Tenth broadcast in a series offering condensed versions of plays performed at the theatre. Recorded scenes from Shakespeare’s play as presented by the Council for Encouragement of Music and Arts onstage at Theatre Royal, Bristol. Adapted and produced for broadcasting by Mary Hope Allen, with Walter Hudd as Malvolio and Wendy Miller as Viola.
Series
From the Theatre in Wartime
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
1 Nov 1943 at 21:20 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Mary Hope Allen
Cast
Wendy MillerViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Pat LaffanOlivia
Walter HuddMalvolio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Council for Encouragement of Music and Arts (CEMA)
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Touring productions

Notes

General
The CEMA touring company under the direction of Walter Hudd was at the time mainly playing in the Royal Ordnance and munition worker hostels.
History
Episode 10 in the series
Stills
A productions still with Walter Hudd and Wendy Hiller is reprinted in the Radio Times, 29 October 1943, p. 8.
Reviews
Source: Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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