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Voodoo Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio drama by by Sharon Oakes about the making of Orson Welles’ landmark 1936 production of Macbeth, staged in Harlem for the Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Unit and featuring an all-black cast.
Series
Afternoon Drama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Transmission details
28 Jan 2021 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
44 mins

Credits

Director
Gaynor Macfarlane
Writer
Sharon Oakes
Cast
Adam Courtin 
Ariyon BakareJack Carter
Edna ThomasClare Perkins
John HollingworthJohn Houseman
Lloyd Thomas 
Maggie Service 
Tom BatemanOrson Welles
Tom LawrenceJohn Barrymore
Tom LawrenceAbe Feder

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
New Deal; New York; Black actors
Related items
"I Here Engage My Words"
We Work Again

Notes

Notes
Footage of the actual production can be see in WE WORK AGAIN (qv separate entry).

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000rlm1
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

BBC Scotland

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
York House
221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

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