Dreams And Censorship

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It is 1610, and the translation of James I's new bible is at last complete.

However, assured by Shakespeare, that to allow the inclusion of The Dream of St John will lead to bloody revolution, James travels to Oxford, determined to excise it from the sacred text.

Originally broadcast in 1993.

Written by David Pownall and starring Robert Stephens.

Cast list:

Shakespeare - Edward Petherbridge

Prince Charlie - Gary King

Stage Manager - David Learner

Saville - Eric Allan

St John The Divine - Robert Stephens

Montague - John Church

James I - Hugh Ross

Robin - Melanie Hudson

Marbellus - Robert Mcintosh

Thompson - Michael Tudor Barnes

Stanley - Peter Penry-Jones

Abbot - Hugh Dickson

Hutten - Garard Green

Ravis - John Webb

Queen Anne - Siriol Jenkins

Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.

David Pownall's play about Shakespeare's reaction to the King James Bible.

1610: Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible.

1610: Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible including the Dream of St John. Stars Robert Stephens.