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  1. Tragedy of Othello, The (1956 Radio)

    Series
    World Theatre
    Producer
    Val Gielgud

    Radio version of Shakespeare’s tragedy produced by Val Gielgud and adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts. With Alfred Drake in the title role, Stephen Murray as Iago and Monica Grey as Desdemona. Dennis...

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  2. Othello (1955 Television)

    Director
    Tony Richardson
    Producer
    Tony Richardson

    Earliest extant British televised production of the play with black American actor, Gordon Heath, in the title role.

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  3. Macbeth (1944 Radio)

    Producer
    Val Gielgud

    Radio version of the play adapted by Hugh Stewart and produced by Val Gielgud. With Leslie Banks and Phyllis Neilson-Terry in the lead, Preston Lockwood narrates. Incidental music composed by William Walton.

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  4. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1944 Radio)

    Producer
    Val Gielgud

    Radio version of the play adapted by Cynthia Pughe and produced by Val Gielgud. With Robert Helpmann as Oberon and Max Adrian as Puck. Incidental music by Mendelssohn.

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  5. Polonius (1944 Radio)

    Series
    Radio Theatre: Shakespeare’s Characters
    Producer
    Mary Hope Allen

    Radio broadcast on an excerpt from Hamlet that focuses on the character of Polonius. Arranged for radio by Herbert Farjeon and produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Leslie Stokes as speaker.

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  6. King Henry VIII (1929 Radio)

    Series
    Great Plays
    Producer
    Howard Rose

    Radio version of Shakespeare’s play arranged for broadcasting by Dulcima Galsby and produced by Howard Rose. With Baliol Holloway as Henry and Marie Ney as Queen Katherine. The Wireless Orchestra is...

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  7. Shakespeare and St. George (1926 Radio)

    aka: St. George for Merrie England

    Radio programme commemorating Shakespeare’s birth. The programme is introduced by Basil Dean. John Drinkwater talks about the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Milton Rosmer recites John of Gaunt’s Speech...

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  8. Scene from ‘King Lear’ (1925 Radio)

    aka: Storm and Calm

    As part of a mixed radio programme on the theme of ‘Storm and Calm’ in music, drama, and song, a scene from Shakespeare’s King Lear involving Lear, Kent and the Fool is performed, with George Bealby...

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  9. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1925 Radio)

    Producer
    R. E. Jeffrey

    Radio broadcast of Shakespeare’s play produced by J. E. Jeffrey with Hey Petrie as Puck. Mendelssohn’s incidental music is performed by the Wireless Orchestra with Dan Godfrey (Junior) as conductor. The...

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