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Barthol'mew Fair


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A comedy by Ben Jonson
Adapted by Raymond Raikes
The Induction on the stage of the Hope Theatre, Bankside, before the play was first acted on October 31, 1614:
The Play: First, outside Lovewit's house near Paul's; then to 'Barthol'mew Fair' at Smithfield on the Feast of 'old Saint Bartle' - August 24, 1614.
(Second broadcast)
(Robert Eddison is in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Author: Ben Jonson
Adapted by/Producer: Raymond Raikes
A Stage-Keeper (The Induction): Ian Thompson
A Book-Holder (The Induction): Peter Baldwin
John Littlewit: David Brierley
Win Littlewit: Carol Marsh
Ned Winwife: Denys Hawthorne
Humphrey Wasp: Carleton Hobbs
Barthol'mew Cokes: Robert Eddison
Grace Wellborn: Rosalind Shanks
Dame Overdo: Betty Hardy
Dame Purecraft: Elizabeth Morgan
Zeal-of-the-Land Busy: Charles Gray
Lanthorn Leatlierhead: Ronald Herdman
Joan Trash: Barbara Mitchell
Nightingale: Alan Dudley
A Coster-Monger: Peter Baldwin
Adam Overdo: John Justin
Ursula: Norah Blaney
Mooncalf: Geoffrey Wincott
Captain Jordan Knockem: Francis de Wolff
Zekiel Edgworth: Anthony Jackson
Watchmen: Toby Haggis: Duncan McIntyre
Watchmen: Davy Bristle: Ian Thompson
Punk Alice: Elizabeth Morgan
Door-keeper at the Puppet-theatre - Filcher: Antony Viccars
Door-keeper at the Puppet-theatre - Sharkwell: Christopher Bidmead

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