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A Military Band Concert


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Alice Lilley (Soprano)
Ronald Chivers (Baritone)
The Wireless Military Band
Conducted by Charles Leggett

9.15 Mr. Thornton Wilder, reading his unpublished play, 'Leviathan'
It is not very often that a book that is acclaimed by the critics, with virtual unanimity as a piece of beautiful writing, becomes a best-seller. Mr. Thornton Wilder's remarkable book, 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey,' achieved the double both here and in the United States and secured for its author a place amongst the foremost living writers of English, and at the same time, world-wide fame. He is now in Europe on holiday (walking tours with Gene Tunney are one of his
principal recreations), and tonight he will read his unpublished play 'Leviathan' - one of three that are to come out in the autumn, which are being eagerly awaited, as they will be his first work published since 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey.'
Listeners to tonight's programme will, therefore, be present at an important literary 'first night.'


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