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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Radio ‘interpretation’ of Shakespeare’s late play by Raymond Raikes with Norman Shelley as Prospero. The music is composed by Anthony Bernard who also conducts the London Chamber Orchestra and Singers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Nov 1951 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Anthony Bernard
Adaptor for Radio
Raymond Raikes
Cast
Norman ShelleyProspero
Louise HuttonMiranda
Deller-BryerAriel
John SlaterCaliban
John GlenFerdinand
Carleton HobbsGonzalo
David PeelMariner
Eric LuggMariner
Ivor BarnardTrinculo
Laidman BrowneAlonso
Leslie WoodJuno
Malcolm HayesSebastian
Marjorie WestburyCeres
Martin Lewis (2)Mariner
Noel IliffMariner
Richard GeorgeBoatswain
Richard WilliamsAntonio
Sarah LeighIris
Stanley GroomeMaster of the Ship
Wensley PitheyStephano

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 1/11/1951-4/11/1951
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
In ‘A Radio Interpretation of "The Tempest"' (Radio Times, 2 November 1951, p. 8), Elwyn Jones explains how Raikes’s approach to the play departs from traditional readings.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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