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Afternoon Theatre: Selected for Friday: Women in Power


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Marjorie Westbury in the comedy by Aristophanes translated by Patric Dickinson with music by Stephen Dodgson.

About the year 393 BC, Socrates of Athens was suggesting that there should be women Ministers of State as well as men, and that they should live together at the State's expense having no private property; that therefore wives should be held in common and likewise children; and that communism of women and children would confirm the greatest of all benefits upon the State.
These are some of the ideas satirised by Aristophanes.

The Hamilton Orchestra conducted by Rae Jenkins.

A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Translator: Patric Dickinson
Music: Stephen Dodgson
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Raymond Raikes
Socrates: Norman Shelley
Aristophanes: Alan Dudley
Praxagora: Marjorie Westbury
First Old Woman: Marjorie Westbury
Glyce: Elizabeth Proud
Cleinarete: Elizabeth Morgan
Sostrata: Hilda Kriseman
Philaenite: Madi Hedd
Young Girl: Madi Hedd
Melistiche: Jan Edwards
Geusistrata: Margaret Wolfit
Second Old Woman: Margaret Wolfit
Blepyros, husband of Praxagora: Norman Shelley
Chremes, his neighbour: Wilfrid Carter
Epigenes, a young man: Nigel Lambert
Smicythion, another neighbour: Alan Dudley
Jurymen and women of Athens: John Bentley
Jurymen and women of Athens: Deborah Dallas
Jurymen and women of Athens: David Spenser
Jurymen and women of Athens: Frederick Treves
Jurymen and women of Athens: Peter Tuddenham
Jurymen and women of Athens: Jo Manning Wilson

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