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Making of the New RSC Production of Cymbeline, The

Synopsis
A special edition of the BBC arts programme presented by Nick Ahad that follows the Royal Shakespeare’s Company’s new production of Cymbeline, the final play in Shakespeare’s First Folio - a collection that reaches its 400th anniversary this year.

Acclaimed and award-winning Shakespearean, Greg Doran, has directed every play in the First Folio except Cymbeline. For him it’s one of Shakespeare’s most complex creations and he will be directing it for the first time as his swansong as the RSC’s Artistic Director Emeritus. From the start of the production’s rehearsal period until its first performance, Front Row follows Greg and his team as they get to grips with a play criticised and celebrated for its genre-busting, location-hopping, multiple plotlines, topped by the appearance of the god Jupiter descending from the heavens on an eagle.

Producer: Ekene Akalawu
Series
Front Row
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Apr 2023 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
42 mins

Credits

Contributor
Gregory Doran

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Folio editions

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001l9cs
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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
Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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