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Reign of King Edward III, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the anonymous chronicle-history of The Reign of King Edward III (1569) attributed to Shakespeare by publishers Rogers and Ley in 1656. Adapted and produced by Peter Watts with Valentine Dyall in the title role. Gordon Davies stars as Rafael Holinshed who narrates the story. The cast is made up by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company.
Series
Shakespeare Apocrypha
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Apr 1956 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Allan McClellandDavid, King of Scotland
Arthur Lawrence 
Brewster MasonEarl of Warwick
David EndersLodwick
Donald Pickering 
Elsa Palmer 
Eric AndersonEarl of Derby
George HaganDuke of Lorraine
Gordon DaviesRafael Hollinshed
Howieson CulffJohn, King of France
Joan HartCountess of Salisbury
John GarsideLord Audley
John WestbrookEdward, the Black Prince
Malcolm HayesCharles, Duke of Normandy
Michael TurnerMariner
Molly RankinPhilippa
Paul HardwickPhillip
Richard Mayes 
Rolf LefebvreArtois
Simon LackEarl Douglas
Valentine DyallKing Edward III

Additional Details

Theatre company
BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Apocrypha

Notes

History
First in a series of Third Programme productions of lesser known plays that have been attributed to Shakespeare in whole or in part.
Reviews
Alan Keen discusses the production in ‘Did Shakespeare Write "Edward III"?', Radio Times, 27 April 1956, p. 4.
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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