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Radio Camelot : Arthurian legends on the BBC, 1922-2005

Author: Roger Simpson
Publisher: Woodbridge : D.S. Brewer, 2008.
Series: Arthurian studies, 70.
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The author provides a full account of Arthurian radio drama, which evolved from D.G. Bridson's patriotic pre-war 'King Arthur', via fascinations with the Holy Grail and the Lady of Shalott, to its flowering in the 1990s with Kevin Crossley-Holland's 'Arthur's Knight'.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Simpson
ISBN: 9781843841401 1843841401
OCLC Number: 181069381
Description: xv, 189 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. 1922-1939 : 'loud-speakers in Lyonesse' --
2. 1940-1959 : 'the envy of the world' --
3. 1960-1979 : 'the old order changeth, yielding place to new' --
4. 1980-2005 : 'wave after wave' --
5. 1980-2005 : 'Arthur is come again ... he cannot die' --
6. Conclusion --
App. A. Major radio programmes --
App. B. Wagner, Purcell, Chausson, Bax, Wright and Messiaen --
App. C. Tristan --
App. D. The Lady of Shalott/Elaine --
App. E. Versions for Children --
App. F. Arthurian Illustration.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 70.
Responsibility: Roger Simpson.
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Radio has been an important medium for the recreation of the Arthurian legend. Drawing on sources in the "BBC Written Archives", this study offers material that expands the Arthurian canon. It  Read more...

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Most welcome and extraordinarily well done. Radio Camelot is an erudite guided tour not only of the history of Arthur on the BBC but also to some extent, of the BBC itself as well as of much of the Read more...

 
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