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The PlaY-5


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' The Producer at Work '—
' Analysing the Script'
Illustrations from Macbeth and Candida will be read by Robert Speaight , Evelyn Bowen , Henzie Raeburn , Guy Belmore and Christopher Casson
Last week E. Martin Browne explained the many duties and qualifications of the producer. This evening listeners will have an opportunity of hearing the producer actually at work. Several actors will come to the microphone and give excerpts from two standard plays. Some will speak their lines badly-intentionally, of course—so that their faults and the methods of correcting them may be clearly shown. In addition, several intricacies of play production will be discussed : the problem of preparing the script, for instance, and the necessity of dramatic contrast, correct tempo and pauses—and, above all, the necessity of making the audience understand and attend to every phrase of the play.


Unknown: E. Martin Browne
Read By: Robert Speaight
Read By: Evelyn Bowen
Read By: Henzie Raeburn
Read By: Guy Belmore
Read By: Christopher Casson
Unknown: E. Martin Browne

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