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Dreams and Censorship

Dreams and Censorship by David Pownall
Directed by Eoin O'Callahagan
BBC Radio 3 07/02/1993
Length 95mins

Plot[]

1610: Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible including the Dream of St John.
The translation of James I's new bible is at last complete, however, assured by Shakespeare that to allow the inclusion of the Dream of St.John would lead to bloody revolution, James travels to Oxford determined to excise it from the sacred text.

Cast[]

  • St.John.......................Robert Stephens
  • Shakespeare...................Edward Petherbridge
  • James I.......................Hugh Ross
  • Montegue......................John Church
  • Saville.......................Eric Allan
  • Ravis.........................John Webb
  • Thompson......................Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Abbot.........................Hugh Dickson
  • Hatton........................Garard Greene
  • Perrin........................Robert MacIntosh
  • Stanley.......................Peter Penry Jones
  • Stage Manager.................David Lerner
  • Queen Anne....................Cyrille Jenkins
  • Robin.........................Melonie Hudson
  • Prince Charlie................Garry King

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References[]

  • Details from recording of play
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