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Life of Timon of Athens, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by Charles Lefeaux. With Stephen Murray as Timon, Peter Coke as Alcibiades and other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. The music is composed by Tristram Cary and conducted by Lawrence Leonard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
16 Jan 1961
Transmission details
29 Mar 1961 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
130 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Charles Lefeaux
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tristram Cary
Contributor
Lawrence Leonard
Cast
Stephen MurrayTimon of Athens
John GabrielApemantus
Peter CokeAlcibiades
Richard HurndallFlavius
David WilliamPoet
Arthur RidleySenator
Colin Douglas 
David MarchPainter
Eric AndersonSenator
Frank WindsorLucius
John RuddockSenator
Keith WilliamsSenator
Malcolm Butterworth 
Malcolm HayesSempronius
Phillip LeaverLucilius

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 12/1/1961-16/1/1961
History
Broadcast in two parts with a 10-minute musical interval at 9 pm.
Textual information
A script of this programme is held in the Shakespeare Collection of the Birmingham Central Library.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times
Eric Mason writes on ‘The Life of Timon of Athens’ in Radio Times, 23 March 1961, p. 39, suggesting that the only "sizeable cut" was the omission of the scene between Apemantus and the Fool. Otherwise, the First Folio text was presented in full.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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