A comedy by Rudolf Besier
Adapted for broadcasting by David Steuart
Cast and Members of the Moulton-
The action passes in Elizabeth Barrett 's bed-sitting room at 50
Wimpole Street, London, in 1845 The play produced by Gordon Gildard
For the past two years the Perth Theatre Company has held aloft the banner of the repertory movement in Scotland. A fresh play is presented at Perth every week, and this evening the players will be heard in one of their greatest successes.
Although The Barretts of Wimpole
Street is described as a comedy the theme is rather grim in tone. At the beginning of the play Elizabeth Barrett , the heroine, is an invalid almost entirely bedridden. The poet Robert Browning brings new life to her. It is soon evident that Elizabeth and Robert will come into conflict with Mr. Barrett, who is obsessed with an attempt to keep his daughters away from the outer world. Cinema-goers may recall the fine portrayal of Mr. Barrett by Charles Laughton , with Norma Shearer as Elizabeth Barrett , and Fredric March as Browning.
Captain Surtees Cook:
Elizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett:
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