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A Metabiological Pentateuch by Bernard Shaw
Cecil Parker
Renée Asherson
Alec McCowen
Valerie White
Heron Carvic in Part 4
Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman
ACT 1: A.D. 3000. Burrin Pier on the south shore of Galway Bay in Ireland. A fine summer day
ACT 2: A courtyard before the columned portico of a temple
Music composed by JOHN LAMBERT
Produced by H. B. FORTUIN
Part 5: Friday at 8.5 p.m.


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Renée Asherson
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Valerie White
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Composed By: John Lambert
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Woman: Eva Haddon
The Elderly Gentleman: Cecil Parker
Zozim: Heron Carvic
Zoo: Renée Asherson
Napoleon: Alec McCowen
The Oracle: Valerie White
The Envoy's Wife: Valerie Taylor
The Envoy's Daughter: Elizabeth Proud
The Envoy: Eric Anderson
Narrator: Allan McClelland

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