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Shakespeare and Italy by Henry Reed
The time: perhaps 1593
The scene:
Ferrara, Verona, Padua, Venice, Mantua
Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Henry Reed
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
William Shakespeare: Marius Goring
Isabella Andreini, an actress: Flora Robson
Francesco Andreini, her husband: John Phillips
Thomas Shewin: Frank Duncan
Giulio Pasquati, an actor: Carleton Hobbs
Ottavlo: David Spenser
Orazio: David Page
Silvia Roncagli: Diana Maddox
A Veronese gentleman: Arthur Young
A flower seller: Vida Hope
A boy: Jeremy Spenser
A guard: Neville Hartley
Narrator: Henry Reed

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Third Programme, 26 October 1952 21.00

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