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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Radio recording of Peter Hall’s stage production of the play at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Adapted and produced for broadcasting by Peter Dews, starring Dorothy Tutin as Viola, Geraldine McEwan as Olivia and Mark Dignam as Malvolio. With music by Raymond Leppard performed by the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Orchestra (dir. Harold Ingram).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Dec 1958 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
155 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Producer
Peter Dews
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Harold Ingram
Cast
Dorothy TutinViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Geraldine McEwanOlivia
Michael MeachamOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Mark DignamMalvolio
Cyril LuckhamFeste
Antony BrownCaptain
Donald Layne-SmithPriest
Edward de Souza 
Eric Holmes 
Gordon SouterServant of Olivia
Ian HolmSebastian
John Davidson 
John GraysonOfficer
John Salway 
Julian Glover 
Kenneth GilbertValentine
Mavis Edwards 
Miranda ConnellMaria
Patrick WymarkSir Toby Belch
Paul HardwickOfficer
Paxton Whitehead 
Peter PalmerFabian
Richard JohnsonSir Andrew Aguecheek
Roger Bizley 
Ron HaddrickAntonio
Roy DotriceOfficer
Roy SpencerCurio
Stephen Thorne (2) 
William Elmhirst 
Zoe Caldwell 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Recorded in the BBC’s Birmingham studios.
History
The press night for the stage performance at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, was 22 April 1958. Broadcast with two 5-minute musical intervals at 6.50 p. m. and 7.55 p.m.
Repeated on 26 December 1958 and 14 January 1959.
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)

Record Stats

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