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A king's speech : the Radio 4 play, by Mark Burgess

Label
A king's speech : the Radio 4 play
Title
A king's speech
Title remainder
the Radio 4 play
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Burgess
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Coronation Ceremony in Westminster Abbey completed the new King must face a further challenge - the dreaded royal broadcast, to be delivered under the watchful gaze of the BBC's first Director General, Sir John Reith himself. As the tension mounts, speech therapist Lionel Logue (played by Trevor Littledale) must work hard to calm the King's nerves and to prepare him for his ordeal at the microphone. No easy task. As the King says himself, exploding in fury: "Dammit!! I can't say 'crowned', can't say 'King'! What use is that? The whole speech is a minefield of Commonwealths, Queens and Kings! Five hundred and seventy-two words in total, and most of them impossible for me to say!" The central scenes of the play feature Logue and his pupil. Comfortable in each other's company, they discuss the speech the King must make in a few hours' time. Logue's working methods are revealed:the tongue-twisters, breathing exercises, Shakespearean quotations - all designed to relax the speaker. The King's dependence on, and great friendship with Logue becomes apparent. Their conversation is wide-ranging, dealing with, among other things, the Abdication Crisis; George VI's childhood - when being both left-handed and a stammerer was frowned on; the King's envy of his elder brother; and his uneasy relationship with his father, King George V.This is Mark Burgess's sixth play for BBC Radio 4, all of which have dealt with prominent people at pivotal moments in their lives. Starring Alex Jennings as King George VI & Trevor Littledale as Lionel Logue
Accompanying matter
other
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgess, Mark
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
drama
PerformerNote
Alex Jennings, Trevor Littledale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jennings, Alex
  • Littledale, Trevor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Logue, Lionel
  • Speech therapy
Label
A king's speech : the Radio 4 play, by Mark Burgess
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Full-cast drama"
  • "BBC"
  • Catalogued from container
Accompanying material
1 leaflet.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29593360
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
1 audio disc (CD) (approximately 45 min.)
Isbn
9781408469873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29593360
  • (Sirsi) 29593360
Label
A king's speech : the Radio 4 play, by Mark Burgess
Publication
Note
  • "Full-cast drama"
  • "BBC"
  • Catalogued from container
Accompanying material
1 leaflet.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29593360
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
1 audio disc (CD) (approximately 45 min.)
Isbn
9781408469873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29593360
  • (Sirsi) 29593360

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