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Scottish Play, The

Synopsis
Graham Holiday’s radio play is about an amateur dramatic company staging of the famously unlucky play. Michael, the director (Geoffrey Collins), casts his wife and best friend Frank as the Macbeths, little knowing that they have been having a secret affair. Michael becomes increasingly obsessed with the play and risks everything on its production.
Series
Play of the Week (BBC World Service)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
24 Feb 1991 at 01:01 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Director
John Cardy
Writer
Graham Holliday
Cast
Geoffrey CollinsMichael
Graham ChinAlan
Mary WimbushGwen

Additional Details

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

Notes

Reviews
Jensen, Michael P.,`Radio’, in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006 (p. 543, entry 2367).

Source: BBC World Service, February 1991

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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