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The Dynasts


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Part 1

Fore scene - Phantom Intelligences in the Overworld; Preparations for invasion -Wessex, London, Napoleon's camp at Boulogne; The coronation at Milan; The battle of Ulm.
(BBC Recordings)
(To be repeated on June 24. Part 2: Tuesday)

[Starring] Robert Harris and James McKechnie
with Felix Aylmer
An epic drama of the war with Napoleon by Thomas Hardy.
Arranged for broadcasting in six parts by Henry Reed, who writes on page 9

'And I heard sounds of insult, shame and wrong,
And trumpets blown' for wars'.

Cast for the six programmes:

(Michael Shepley is appearing in "His Excellency" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London; Austin Trevor, in "Kiss Me, Kate" at the London Coliseum)


Author: Thomas Hardy
Arranged for broadcasting by: Henry Reed
Music specially composed by: Anthony Smith-Masters
Conducted by: Patrick Savill
Production: Douglas Cleverdon
Production Editor: E.A. Harding
Narrator: James McKechnie
Phantom Intelligences - Spirit of the Years: Felix Aylmer
Phantom Intelligences - Spirit of the Pities: Mary Morris
Phantom Intelligences - Shade of the Earth: Nan Marriott-Watson
Spirits Sinister and Ironic, Rumours, Recording Angels and Choruses spoken by: Norman Shelley
Spirits Sinister and Ironic, Rumours, Recording Angels and Choruses spoken by: Carleton Hobbs
Spirits Sinister and Ironic, Rumours, Recording Angels and Choruses spoken by: Anthony Jacobs
Spirits Sinister and Ironic, Rumours, Recording Angels and Choruses spoken by: Geoffrey Wincott
Spirits Sinister and Ironic, Rumours, Recording Angels and Choruses spoken by: And other voices [members of the cast]
The Dynasts - Napoleon Bonaparte: Robert Harris
The Dynasts - Empress Josephine: Jill Balcon
The Dynasts - Empress Marie Louise: Diana Maddox
The Dynasts - The King of Rome: Sheila Moloney
The Dynasts - Francis, Emperor of Austria: Lewis Stringer
The Dynasts - Alexander, Tsar of Russia: Godfrey Kenton
The Dynasts - Empress-mother of Russia: Barbara Couper
The Dynasts - Louisa, Queen of Prussia: Catherine Lacey
The Dynasts - The King of Prussia: Basil Dianam
The Dynasts - Maria Luisa, Queen of Spain: Gladys Spencer
The Dynasts - George III: Ernest Jay
The Dynasts - The Prince Regent: Michael Shepley
The Statesmen - Pitt: Carleton Hobbs
The Statesmen - Fox: Edward Chapman
The Statesmen - Sheridan: Frank Duncan
The Statesmen - Metternich: Ronald Simpson
The Statesmen - Godoy, 'prince of peace': Neville Hartley
The Warriors - Nelson: John Wyse
The Warriors - Hardy: Norman Shelley
The Warriors - Sir John Moore: Laidman Browne
The Warriors - Wellington: Stephen Murray
The Warriors - Villeneuve: Austin Trevor
The: Warriors - Murat, 'King of Naples' Philip Cunningham
Some other Noteworthies - John Whiting : Arthur Young
Some other Noteworthies - James Purchess: Neville Mapp
Some other Noteworthies - Kesiar Cantle: Vida Hop
Some other Noteworthies - Madame Metternich: Susan Richmond
A Host of Characters played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company and other players

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