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The Caucasian Chalk Circle


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At the end of the last war. in order to help two Russian villages reach agreement over a disputed valley, a famous folk singer and his company of actors give a public performance of the legendary story of The Circle of Chalk in which two women, each with a justifiable claim to be the mother of a young child, are put to an extraordinary test by a drunken judge. The Prologue:
All sound effects by members of the company Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(Peter Jeffrey is a National Theatre player) followed by an interlude


Unknown: Bertolt Brecht.
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Directed By: Peter Jeffrey
Delegate: Michael Spice
Aleko: Martin Friend
Surab: Brian Haines
Makina: Petra Davies
KatO: Tammy Ustinov
Tractorist: Jenny Twigge
Peasant woman: Josie Kid
Wounded soldier: Philip Sullt
The Play:: Nigel Anthony
: Peter Baldwin
Cook/Granny Grusmia: Margot Boys
Groom/Second farmer: Fred Bryant
Groom/Second farmer: John Bull
Aniko/Fat woman: Petra Davies
Aniko/Fat woman: Martin Friend
Man with milk/Innkeeper: Brian Haines
Georgi Abashwili/GrandDuke: Roger Hammond
Ironshirt Corporal: Anthony Jackson
: Peter Jeffrey
Peasant woman: Josie Kidd
Grusha Vashnadze: Miriam Margolyes
Arseh Kazbeki/First lawyer..: Geoffrey Matthews
Niko Mikadze/First farmer: Michael McStay
: Bill Monks
Simon Shashava: Jim Norton
AZdak: Bill Paterson
Bizergan Kazbeki/Secondlawyer/Mika Loladze: John Rye
Drunk peasant / Blackmailer: Danny Schiller
: Michael Spice
Natella Abashwili/Mother-in-law: Eva Stuart
Big boy/Ironshirt: Philip Sully
Merchant/Wedding guest: Jenny Twigge
: Tammy Ustinov

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

BBC Radio 3, 1 June 1980 20.00

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