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  1. Epiphanous Use of the Microphone, An (1998 Radio)

    Series
    Friday Play, The
    Producer
    Martin Jenkins (2)

    Radio play produced to celebrate 75 years of BBC radio drama which began 28 May 1923 with a production of Twelfth Night. In the BBC’s Headquarter in Savoy Hill, Director-General John Reith and actress...

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  2. Radio Hamlet, A (1992 Radio)

    Series
    Kaleidoscope
    Producer
    Jerome Weatherald

    Radio arts review series. Later in the month BBC Radio 3 will broadcast Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Presenter Paul Allen looks ahead to the event with Kenneth Branagh, director Glyn...

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  3. Mama Rosa [30/03/1950] (1950 Television)

    Series
    Mama Rosa
    Director
    George. M. Cahan

    An obscure, early, and short-lived US sitcom set in a Hollywood boarding house, home to an assortment of theatricals. In episode 6, Shakespeare (Pucci) is writing a 20 second radio commercial that is due to...

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  4. Carmen (1946 Radio)

    Series
    Fred Allen Show, The
    Director
    Howard Riley

    Radio comedy series written by and starring Fred Allen. Maurice Evans and Allen joke about the misfit between lowbrow radio and highbrow culture (Shakespeare). Evans performs an extract from the ghost scene...

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  5. Seems Radio is Here to Stay (1939 Radio)

    Series
    Columbia Workshop
    Director
    Norman Corwin

    Radio programme made to celebrate twenty five years of radio broadcasting. Includes mention of some of Shakespeare’s lines that have become clichés of the language followed by excerpts from Hamlet’s...

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  6. London Calling - 1600 (1936)

    Producer
    Mary Hope Allen

    Radio broadcast. Written and arranged in Elizabethan English by Herbert Farjeon, Radio Times announces this programme as being an "impression - a conjecture - a shot in the dark at what listeners might have...

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  7. Hamlet (1936 Radio)

    Series
    Columbia Workshop
    Director
    Irving Reis

    Radio broadcast. Ray Collins reads from Hamlet including the entire ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy. To demonstrate the quality of older and newer microphones, the sound engineer switches microphones...

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  8. Shakespeare and Broadcasting (1923 Radio)

    Radio broadcast. A short talk by dramatic critic and writer S. R. Littlewood on the subject of broadcasting Shakespeare is the first item in a mixed variety programme of music and light entertainment.

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