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Monday-Night Theatre presents Cathleen Nesbitt and Hugh Burden in 'THE SIREN'


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by F. L. Lucas
Produced by Frank Hauser
Wilde said that a man could be happy with any woman as long as he did not love her. F. L. Lucas puts it slightly differently in this play: One should never fall in love. It brings out the worst in people 'who might otherwise be quite civilised.' The play - first broadcast in the Third Programme last year - deals with George Sand's escapades in Italy with Alfred de Musset. The story is told by Dr. Pietro Pagello , who accompanied them. Tiring of de Musset, George Sand turned to him, and they went back to Paris together. But the affair, the one great romance of his youth, was short-lived. Recalling his memories fifty years afterwards he humorously remarks that he is famous, not as a pretty good surgeon, but for having been one of George Sand's lovers.


Unknown: F. L. Lucas
Produced By: Frank Hauser
Unknown: F. L. Lucas
Unknown: George Sand
Unknown: Alfred de Musset.
Told By: Dr. Pietro Pagello
Unknown: George Sand
Dr Pagello: Robert Rietty
Paul de Musset: Derek Birch
Victorine: Peggy Cameron
Alfred de Musset: Hugh Burden
Madame de Musset: Molly Rankin
George Sand: Cathleen Nesbitt
Tattet: Malcolm Hayes
Servant: Rex Graham

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Monday-Night Theatre presents Cathleen Nesbitt and Hugh Burden in 'THE SIREN'

BBC Home Service Basic, 10 October 1949 21.15

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