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2.5 Round the Countryside
' The Story of the Cuckoo'
Listeners are to hear about the cuckoo-some of the facts about it and some of the fallacies. Mr. Gaddum will discuss the laying of the eggs in other birds' nests, and say what has been learned about it from photography. He will describe the early life of the young cuckoo and the curious events that take place in the unfortunate foster-parent's nest. Teachers might with advantage have an illustration of a cuckoo to show their classes.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 English Literature-2
Dramatic Reading:
Scenes from
' The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare
The scenes chosen from The Merchant of Venice are those which were broadcast to schools eighteen months ago-the' ducat' scene, in which Antonio borrows money from Shylock for his friend Bassanio, and the famous trial scene, in which Portia deprives the Jew of his pound of flesh '. The story of the play leading up to the scenes will be told to listeners before the scenes are acted, and Carleton Hobbs will again give his fine rendering of Shylock, which he broadcast to schools the summer before last.
2.55 Interlude
3.0 Concert Lesson
' Tudor Music: motets, madrigals, and music for viols'
3.30 Interlude
3.35 Early Stages in French


William Shakespeare
Carleton Hobbs
Thomas Armstrong

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