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The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta


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Robert Eddison as Barabas, the Jew in a new production of the play by Christopher Marlowe, written about 1589-1590.
Adapted for radio by John Powell
with Charles Gray, Christopher Bidmead, Prunella Scales, Kate Binchy, Christopher Guinee and David March

Place: the Island of Malta, occupied by the Knights Hospitallers of St John. Time: the 16th century.
[Stereo] [Recording]
(Christopher Guinee is in "The Magistrate" at the Cambridge Theatre; Prunella Scales in "It's a Two Foot Six Inch World" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)


Author: Christopher Marlowe
Adapted for radio by/Producer: John Powell
Music composed by: David Cain
Music and sound score in collaboration with: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Singer: James Bowman (counter-tenor)
Singer: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Instrumentalists - recorders and crumhorn: David Munrow
Instrumentalists - harpsichord and organ: Christopher Hogwood
Instrumentalists - bass viol and bass crumhorn: Oliver Brookes
Instrumentalists - percussion: Steve Whittaker
Instrumentalists - cornet: Michael Laird
Instrumentalists - sackbut: Roger Brenner
The: Prologue -
The Ghost of Machiavel: Charles Gray
The: Play -
Barabas, the Jew of Malta: Robert Eddison
A Spanish Captain: Peter Pratt
A Sea Captain: Peter Baldwin
Two Jews - Zaareth: Clifford Norgate
Two Jews - Temainte: Sean Barrett
A Herald: John Rye
Ferneze: Charles Gray
Selim Calymath: Christopher Guinee
A Councillor: Godfrey Kenton
A Knight: Sean Arnold
Abigail: Kate Binchy
Two Friars - Jacomo: Peter Pratt
Two Friars - Barnardine: Heron Carvic
An Abbess: Madi Hedd
Mathias: Keith Buckley
Lodowick: Peter Baldwin
Martin del Bosco: John Rye
A Spanish Merchant: Clifford Norgate
A Slave: Sean Arnold
Ithamore: Christopher Bidmead
Katherine: Margot Boyd
Callapine: Sean Barrett
Bellamira: Prunella Scales
Pilia-Borza: David March
Carpenter: Clifford Norgate
Carpenter: Sean Barrett

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The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta

BBC Radio 3, 10 May 1970 19.35

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