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Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare

  • Adapted by Simona Pakenham
  • Directed by Noel Illif
  • Music by Gerald Finzi
  • BBC Third Programme - 16/12/1946

Notes[]

Radio adaptation of the Shakespeare play. A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection. Gerald Finzi's Love's Labour's Lost Suite had its origins in this performance. "The small-scale radio context meant that it was originally scored for a small chamber orchestra."


  • Julie Sanders, Shakespeare and Music: Afterlives and Borrowings, Cambridge, UK 2007.


Cast[]

  • Robert Marsden - Ferdinand, King of Navarre
  • Donald Eccles - Longaville
  • Paul Scofield - Berowne
  • Eric Lugg - Anthony Dull
  • Thea Holme - Princess of France
  • Grenville Eves - Dumaine
  • Pauline Letts - Rosaline
  • Julian Somers - Boyet
  • Ernest Milton - Don Adriano de Armado
  • Olive Gregg - Maria
  • Barbara McFadyean - Katherine
  • Peter Hoar - Costard
  • Bertram Heyhoe - Nathaniel
  • Raf de la Torre - Holofernes
  • Charles Leno - Monsieur Marcade
  • Vera Draffin - Jaquenetta
  • David Spenser - Moth

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