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William Blake
Selected by Cloudesley Brereton and read by Anne Brooks
Dr. Cloudesley Brereton , who is directing the readings from Blake, has had a good deal of experience in the recitation of poetry, for he has been for many years one of the judges of diction at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. He has also made a study of the prosody of French and English verse and the problems of rhythm in the two languages. He is one of the recognised authorities on the teaching of the French language in England, and many listeners may remember his notable broadcast talk on ' The Genius of France', when he made his radio debut in September, 1935.


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Cloudesley Brereton
Read By: Anne Brooks
Read By: Dr. Cloudesley Brereton

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