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by William Shakespeare with members of the BBC Drama Rrpertory Company Music composed by GEOFFREY WRIGHT Produced by PETER WATTS Originally broadcast In 1959
A performance of Walton's opera, from Covent Garden: Monday at 7.30
9.30-9.40* A record of the second movement of Bliss's Music for Strings, played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by the composer


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Prologue: George Hagan
Troilus, young son to Priam,king of Troy: Jonathan Scott
Pandarus, uncle to Cressida: Carleton Hobbs
Aeneas, a Trojan noble: Godfrey Kenton
Cressida, daughter to Calchas: Denise Brker
Alexander, her man: Richard Williams
Boy Troilus' page: Nicky Edmett
Agamemnon, leader of the Creeks: Jeffrey Segal
Ulysses king of Ithaca: John Glen
Menelaus, king of Sparta, hus band to Helen: John Cazabon
Nestor, an old king: Stephen Jack
Thersites, a scurrilous Greek: Malcolm Hayes
Ajax, a Grecian lord: Francis de Wolff
Achilles, a Grecian lord in dudgeon: Trevor Martin
Patroclus, his friend: David March
Priam, king of Troy: Eric Anderson
Hector, his eldest son: Valentine Dyall
Helenus, a priest, son to Priam: Frederick Treves
Cassandra, a prophetess,daughter to Priam: Beryl Calder
Paris, son to Priam: John Westbrook
Diomed, a Grecian lord: John Hollis
Helen, wife to Menelaus: Jane Jordan Rogers
Calchas a priest, father to Cressida: Wilfrid Grantham
Andromache, wife to Hector: Molly Rankin
Margarelon, a bastard son to Priam: Rolf Lefebvre

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