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Discovery of the Bermudas, A

Synopsis
Subtitled ‘An enquiry into the sources of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest’, the radio play by J.I. M. Stewart (who also wrote under the pseudonym Michael Innes) focuses on a dispute between Peterkin, ‘a learned author’ (Max Adrian) and John, a lecturer (Carleton Hobbs).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
18 Sep 1959
Transmission details
29 Oct 1959 at 21:45 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Rayner Heppenstall
Writer
J. I. M. Stewart; Michael Innes
Cast
Allan McClelland 
Carleton HobbsJohn
Dera Cooper 
Harold Reese 
Ian Sadler 
James Thomason 
Marjorie Westbury 
Max AdrianPeterkin
Oliver Burt 
Victor Platt 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Literary Sources

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 17/9/1959-18/9/1959
History
Broadcast as part of the programmes on BBC radio commemorating the play’s tercentenary
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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