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The Children's Hour


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A Broadcast Version of 'Hansel and Gretel'
A Fairy Opera in Three Acts by Adelheid Wette
With music composed by Humperdinck The Opera is adapted with Dialogue for Broadcasting by DEREK MCCULLOCH
The Music adaptation arranged in conjunction with STANFORD ROBINSON
Characters :
Sandman, Sleep Fairy Dewman, Dawn Fairy
This is entirely a Children's Hour production designed as an attempt to allow young listeners to hear an abridged version of Humperdinck's Fairy Opera. Both spoken dialogue and narration have been incorporated in order to smooth over the musical cuts which are necessitated in order to bring the story within the scope of one hour's production. produced by DEREK MCCULLOCH


Broadcasting By: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Stanford Robinson
Directed By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Derek McCulloch
Hansel The Children: Sybil Evers
Gretel The Children: Wynne Ajello
Father, Peter the Broom-Maker: Franklyn Kelsey
Mother: Nora D'Argel
The Witch, who eats children: Constance Willis

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