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Beatrice

Synopsis
Radio broadcast on an excerpt from the play focuses on the character of Beatrice. Arranged for radio by Herbert Farjeon. With Leslie Stokes as speaker.
Series
Radio Theatre: Shakespeare’s Characters
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Jul 1944 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC General Forces Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Leslie Stokes
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Lydia SherwoodBeatrice
John LaurieBenedick
David PeelClaudio
Leslie PerrinsDon Pedro
Anthony WallisMessenger
Carleton HobbsLeonato
Cherry CottrellUrsula
Lucille LisleHero

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Annotated radio scripts of all the original 18 episodes in the series are being held at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.
General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, "Mr. Farjeon had always been interested in the big figures among the secondary characters in Shakespeare’s plays. In this series he expands upon their personalities, illustrating his theories by some of the scenes in which these characters appear" (No. 302: 1945, p. 20)
History
Episode 13 of the series.
Also broadcast on the External Service on the following dates and regions:
04 July 1944 - African
05 July 1944 - Pacific
06 July 1944 - N. American
Textual information
A script of this production broadcast is part of the Shakespeare Collection at the Birmingham Central Reference Library.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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