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Gielgud’s Letters

Synopsis
First episode in a five-part series of selected readings from John Gielgud’s correspondences through the decades. The episode focuses on Gielgud playing the lead in the 1936 production of Hamlet on Broadway. Richard Mangan, who edited the letters, narrates, and Derek Jacobi reads.
Series
Book of the Week
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
12 Apr 2004 at 09:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Emma Harding
Writer
John Gielgud
Editor
Richard Mangan
Contributor
Doreen Estall
Cast
Derek Jacobi 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
actors; biographies; Gielgud, John (1904-2000); Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The audio CD and cassette have been published by Orion, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group also responsible for publishing the print version of Gielgud’s Letters, ed. Richard Mangan (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004), all of which are available from online retailers.
History
Episode 1 of 5.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Orion Publishing Group

Email
enquiries@lbsltd.co.uk
Web
http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7240 3444
Fax
020 7240 4822
Address
Orion House
5 Upper Saint Martin’s Lane
London
WC2H 9EA
UK

Online Retailer

Name

Retail outlets

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