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ⓢ A Midsummer-Night's Dream

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by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (first published 1600) with songs and incidental music by ANTHONY BERNARD
The producer, RAYMOND RAIKES , writes:
It is nearly midsummer-night in 1970, and this may be one of the last chances to hear Shakespeare's fairy-comedy before it is reinterpreted by Kott and Brook. The music by the late Anthony Bernard was written for productions of the play at Stratford-uponAvon in the 1930s and re-orchestrated by the composer in 1943 for the Theatre Royal, Santiago, who had asked the British Council to recommend an English score to replace the over-familiar Mendelssohn music.
A fragment of an Elizabethan melody. ' Heartsease,' is used with variations in the music for Oberon and Titania, and the music for the clowns is an old English folk tune.
(continued on facing page) Scenes:
In the Palace of Theseus
In the Cottage of Peter Quince In a Wood, a league from Athens
Characters in the order of speaking:
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader BARRY WILDE conducted by RAE JENKINS Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Arranged and produced in stereo by RAYMOND RAIKES t (The play will be given in two parts with an interval of eight minutes at 8.30* pm) (see page 14)

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Anthony Bernard
Leader: Barry Wilde
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Theseus, Duke of Athens: John Bentley
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus: Margaret Wolfit
Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus: Peter Pratt
Egeus, father to Hermia: John Gabriel
Hermia. in love with Lysander: Jo Manning Wilson
Lysander, in love with Hermia: David Spenser
Demetrius, in love with Hermia: John Rye
Helena, in love with Demetrius: Elizabeth Proud
Peter Quince, a carpenter: Charles Simon
Nick Bottom, a weaver (' Pyramus '): Leonard Fenton
Francis Flute, a bellowsmender (' Thisby '): Godfrey Kenton
Robin Starveling, a tailor (' Moonshine '): Austin Trevor
Tom Snout, a tinker (' Wall '): Wilfrid Carter
Snug, a joiner (' Lion '): Hector Ross
Robin Goodfellow, the Hobgoblin: Puck Sean Arnold
Moth. a fairy: Hilda Kriseman
Oberon, King of the Fairies: Malcolm Hayes
Titania, Queen of the Fairies: Madi Hedd
Fairies: Peaseblossom: Jan Edwards
Cobweb: Kathleen Helme
Mustardseed: Deborah Dallas

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ⓢ A Midsummer-Night's Dream

BBC Radio 3, 21 June 1970 19.30






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