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Synopsis
Radio adaptation of John Dryden’s Restoration version of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra produced by R. D. Smith . With Leo McKern and Valerie Hanson in the lead and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. Purcell’s music ('An Elegy on the Death of Matthew Locke’ ), written at the time of the original production of the play in 1677-1678, is arranged by Anthony Bernhard and played by the London Chamber Orchestra.
Series
Restoration Drama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
14 Jul 1960
Transmission details
15 Jul 1960 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
135 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
R. D. Smith
Writer
John Dryden
Music
Anthony Bernard; Henry Purcell
Cast
Leo McKernMark Antony
Valerie HansonCleopatra
Baliol HollowayVentidius
Catherine DolanCharmian
David MarchDolabella
Douglas StormMyris
Edward BurnhamAlexas
Godfrey KentonSerapion
Martina MayneIras
Sylvia ColeridgeOctavia

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording.
General
Rehearsals: 11/7/1960-14/7/1960
History
Fourth episode in a Restoration Drama serial produced on BBC’s Third Programme.
Figures
With a 10-minute musical interval at approx. 9.20pm.
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)

Record Stats

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