Bacchae (1949)

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Start date: 
1 May 1949
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Production notes: 
First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme, 1 May 1949, 6.50-8.20pm. Repeated on the Third, 3 May, 8-9.30pm (cut version), and 23 May, 7.10-9pm (full version).
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Frederick Allen Actor Narrator
Franklyn Bellamy Actor Herdsman
Anthony Bernard Composer
Alastair Duncan Actor Dionysus, as a man
Malcolm Hayes Actor Pentheus
Anthony Jacobs Actor Soldier
Raymond Raikes Adaptor adapted the translation for broadcasting
Raymond Raikes Producer
Norman Shelley Actor Cadmus
René Soames Actor Dionysus, as a god
Cecil Trouncer Actor Teiresias
Marjorie Westbury Actor Leader of the Chorus
Arthur Young Actor Old Slave
Gladys Young Actor Agave
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (England)

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