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: One Man in his Time

A Fantastic Chronicle of the life of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Written and arranged for broadcasting by Ronald Gow
(his original part)
Scene 1 : 1575 - The Road to Kenilworth. Scene 2 : 1582 - A Street in Stratford. Scene 3: 1586 - A Room in Stratford. Scene 4: 1591 - The Mermaid Tavern. Scene 5: 1600 - The Palace Garden. Scene 6: 1616 - Shakespeare's Room at New
Place, Stratford.
Narrator, Ronald Gow


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Broadcasting By: Ronald Gow
Narrator: Ronald Gow
Produced By: Victor Smythe
The Boy from Stratford: Kenneth Burchill
A Pedlar: Frank A. Nicholls
Anne Hathaway: Margaret Halstan
Fulk Sandells: D. E. Ormerod
John Richardson: W. E. Dickman
Anno Whateley: Lucia Rogers
A Justice of the Peace: E. H. Bridgstock
Will Shakespeare: Tom Wilson
A Tavern Girl: Edith Toms
Burbage: E. H. Bridgstock
Earl of Southampton: Leo Channing
Henry Condell: Harold Cluff
Mary Fitton: Hylda Metcalf
A Jester: Charles Nesbitt
Mary (a Serving Maid): Lucia Rogers
John (her Husband): Frank A. Nicholls
Puck: Enid Tordoff
John Falstaff: Edmund Bartlett
Shylock: Harold Cluff
Brutus: D. E. Ormerod
Rosalind: Ella Forsyth
Hamlet: W. E. Dickman

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