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Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio version of Macbeth adapted and produced by Peter Watts. With Michael Hordern and Mary Wimbush as the Macbeths. Brian Haines acts the part of Raphael Holinshed, the chronicler/narrator. The pipe music is arranged by Seumas MacNeill.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
4 Mar 1956
Transmission details
1 Apr 1956 at 20:50 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Seumas MacNeill
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Michael HordernMacbeth
Mary WimbushLady Macbeth
William SquireMacduff
David EndersMalcolm
Edward JewesburyBanquo
Arthur LawrenceOld Man
Brian HainesRafael Holinshed, the chronicler
Brian SmithDonalbain
Duncan McIntyrePorter
Ella MilneWitch
Eric AndersonLennox
George BondMacduff’s son
George HaganSiward, Earl of Northumberland
George HaganKing Duncan
Howieson CulffDoctor of Physic
Jean Hedley-DavisGentlewoman
Joan HartLady Macduff
Mairhi RussellWitch
Michael O’HalloranMurderer
Michael TurnerSergeant-at Arms
Molly RankinWitch
Paul HardwickRoss
Peter HallidayFleance
Richard MayesMurderer
Simon LackSeyton

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording.
General
Rehearsals: 28/2/1956-4/3/1956
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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