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It is the Heretic That Makes the Fire

Synopsis
Audio podcast. Third episode of a radio serialisation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Adapted by Catherine Eaton, directed and rendered into modern English verse by Tracy Young. Part of the ‘Play On Shakespeare’ project to create more contemporary and accessible versions of the texts for performance.

3. After presenting him with his newborn daughter, Leontes throws Paulina out of his chambers and commands Antigonus to kill the child. His Lords beg him to relent and he appeases them by commanding Antigonus to abandon the baby in the wilderness instead. Cleomenes and Dion, meanwhile, return from the Oracle of Delphi full of optimism. The trial comes to order. Hermione testifies in her own defence against her husband’s accusations. The Oracle’s message is opened and read aloud: Hermione is innocent. Refusing to accept the judgement, Leontes is met with immediate and devastating consequences.
Series
Play on Podcasts: The Winter’s Tale
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Transmission details
6 Jan 2023
Duration
32 mins

Credits

Director
Tracy Young
Music
Lindsay Jones
Executive Producer
Michael Goodfriend
Adaptor for Radio
Tracy Young
Cast
Elijah AlexanderLeontes, King of Sicily
Gina DanielsHermione
Kayla CarterPerdita
KT VogtPaulina
Jim LichtscheidlAutolycus
Christopher LivingstonFlorizel
Cristofer JeanOld Shepherd
Cristofer JeanAntigonus
Cristofer JeanLord
Elijah GoodfriendMamillius
Estelle ParsonsTime, as Chorus
Gina DanielsMopsa
Gina DanielsServant
Ian GouldYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Jim LichtscheidlCleomenes
Jim LichtscheidlJailer
Kayla CarterEmilia
KT VogtDorcas
Lisa WolpeCamillo
Lisa WolpeDion
Rodney GardinerPolixenes

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
radio drama

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-winters-tale-it-is-the-heretic-that-makes-the-fire/id1561429994?i=1000592927989
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Next Chapter Podcasts

Web
https://ncpodcasts.com/playonpodcast External site opens in new window

Sponsor

Name

Play On Shakespeare

Email
info@playonshakespeare.org
Web
https://playonshakespeare.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(541) 846 8466
Address
PO Box 955
Ashland, OR
97520
USA

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