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Tragedy of Macbeth, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy produced by Charles Lefeaux. With Stephen Murray and Mary Morris as the Macbeths and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. Music and sound are specially composed by Tristram Cary and conducted by Lawrence Leonard.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Jul 1960 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
135 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Charles Lefeaux
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tristram Cary
Contributor
Lawrence Leonard
Cast
Stephen MurrayMacbeth
Mary MorrisLady Macbeth
Gordon DaviesMacduff
John RyeMalcolm
Edgar WrefordBanquo
Barbara LottLady Macduff
Brewster MasonKing Duncan
Charles SimonDoctor of Physic
David BirdSeyton
Derek Smith (3)Menteith
Eric AndersonSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Eric AndersonOld Man
Gabriel WoolfLennox
Grace AllardyceWitch
Hamilton DyceCaithness
Hamilton DyceCaptain
Hugh DicksonAngus
John MitchellMacduff’s son
Keith WilliamsPorter
Mary O’FarrellGentlewoman
Mary O’FarrellWitch
Michael TurnerRoss
Nan Marriott-WatsonWitch
Nicholas EdmettFleance
Nicholas EdmettYoung Siward
Nicholas EdmettDonalbain

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording. A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
History
Broadcast in two parts with a 15-minute interval for the news.
Textual information
Based on the First Folio text.
Reviews
In his published introduction to the broadcast ('The Tragedy of Macbeth’, Radio Times, 15 July 1960, p. 25), Lefeaux explains why, with the use of radiophonic sound, the play is particularly well suited for radio adaptation.
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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