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Shakespeare and Death

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. First in a group of three talks in which H. V. D. Dyson, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, considers Shakespeare’s treatment of death. This episode traces ‘an evolution in Shakespeare’s mind’, focusing on death scenes in Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King John, Measure for Measure and Macbeth.
Series
This Mortal Coil
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
24 Mar 1964
Transmission details
29 Mar 1964 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
T. S. Gregory
Writer
H. V. D. Dyson
Contributor
H. V. D. Dyson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Julius Caesar; King John; Macbeth; Measure for Measure; Richard II; Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
death; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Part 1 of 3 weekly talks.
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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