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A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Production by Raymond Raikes
2-Mystery Plays:
The Old Testament
' The Creation and Fall of Man'
(Continued in next column)
' Noah's Flood'
' Abraham and Isaac '
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by Douglas Robinson
Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First Stage, a handbook by John Barton , which may be obtained through newsagents and booksellers or post free by crossed postal order for 2s. 6d. from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Introduced By: John Barton
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Unknown: John Barton
Prologue: Carleton Hobbs
Deus: Deryck Guyler
Adam: John Glen
Eve: Mary O'Farrell
Satan: Anthony Jacobs
The Angel: Godfrey Kenton
Noah: John Laurie
The Angel: Godfrey Kenton
Satan: Anthony Jacobs
Noah's wife: Mary O'Farrell
Shem: John Glen
Ham: John Forrest
Japhet: Allan McClelland
Shem's wife: Annette Kelly
Ham's wife: Betty Linton
Japhet's wife: Janette Richer
Deus: Deryck Guyler
Abraham: Howard Marion-Crawford
Isaac: John Forrest
The Angel: Godfrey Kenton
Expositor: Carleton Hobbs

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