Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio production of Macbeth directed by Orson Welles. No information on cast known (7/2010).
Series
Columbia Workshop
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 May 1937
Duration
60 (2 parts)
Availability
No archive copy or distributor known (7/2010).

Credits

Director
Irving Reis; Orson Welles
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Bernard Herrman

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Mike Jensen (op cit) notes that Welles directed the actors in rehearsal, and Reis worked the timing in the control booth.
History
Broadcast in two parts. Part 2 transmitted 9 May 1937. The www.otrsite.com website gives the date at 28th February 1937. The dates given on this database are taken from Jensen.
Reviews
Jensen, Mike P. ‘Radio’ in Burt, Richard ‘U.S. Television’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 538, entry 2336). For an informed and humorous account of the reaction of Bernard Hermann when Welles introduced bagpipes and announced he would conduct the orchestra see Paul Heyer, The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years, 1934-1952 (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). p. 47-48.

Production Company

Name

CBS Radio

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