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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s late play adapted and produced by Peter Watts. With Harry Andrews as Leontes, Joan Hart as Hermione and other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. The music is composed by Geoffrey Wright, Marcus Dods conducts.Wilfrid Grantham is the chronicler/narrator.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
25 Aug 1959
Transmission details
2 Sep 1959 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
160 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Geoffrey Wright
Contributor
Marcus Dods
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Harry AndrewsLeontes, King of Sicily
Joan HartHermione
Marjorie WestburyPerdita
Molly RankinPaulina
Charles LenoAutolycus
Brewster MasonPolixenes
Edgar NorfolkArchidamus
Ella MilneEmilia
Eric AndersonAntigonus
Frank DuncanYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Gabriel WoolfFlorizel
George BondMamillius
George HaganCamillo
George MerrittOld Shepherd
Hilda SchroderDorcas
Howieson CulffCleomenes
Jack GwillimLord
John ScottA Steward
Michael TurnerDion
Petra DaviesMopsa
Wilfrid GranthamChronicler

Additional Details

Theatre company
BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 20/8/1959-25/8/1959
History
Broadcast with a 10-minute musical interval at 9.10pm.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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