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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced for broadcasting Peter Watts. With John Scott and Denise Bryer in the title roles and other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. The music is composed by Geoffrey Wright.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
17 Mar 1959
Transmission details
22 Mar 1959 at 17:45 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
150 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
John Scott (2)Troilus
Denise BryerCressida
Malcolm HayesThersites
Carleton HobbsPandarus
John GlenUlysses
Beryl CalderCassandra
David MarchPatroclus
Eric AndersonPriam, King of Troy
Francis de WolffAjax
Frederick TrevesHelenus
George HaganPrologue
Godfrey KentonAeneas
Howard Marion-CrawfordAchilles
Jane Jordan RogersHelen
Jeffrey SegalAgamemnon
John CazabonMenelaus
John HollisDiomedes
John WestbrookParis
Molly RankinAndromache
Nicholas EdmettBoy (Troilus’ servant)
Richard WilliamsAlexander
Rolf LefebvreMargareton
Stephen JackNestor
Valentine DyallHector
Wilfrid GranthamCalchas

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 12/3/1959-17/3/1959
History
Broadcast with a ten-minute interval at 5:50pm
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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