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by Georg Buchner
Translated and adapted by MICHAEL GELIOT with Anna Massey
David Warner and Max Adrian
This romantic love story, written in the Shakespearean manner by a young German poet nearly 150 years ago. foreshadows many of the developments of modern drama. It is lyrical, joyous, sad. absurd, and lovely.
Court Captain.LElGH CRUTCHLEY Servants and peasants played by Gordon Faith. Basil Jones , Joe Sterne , and Stephen Thorne Music composed by MARCUS DODS played bv the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader. Philip Whiteway Conductor. Rae Jenkins
Produced by R. D. SMITH
Second broadcast


Unknown: Georg Buchner
Adapted By: Michael Geliot
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Max Adrian
Played By: Gordon Faith.
Played By: Basil Jones
Played By: Joe Sterne
Played By: Stephen Thorne
Composed By: Marcus Dods
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Leonce: ,david Warner
Lord Chamberlain: Noel Howliett
Valerio: Max Adrian
First valet: Stephen Thorne
King Peter: Anthony Jacobs
Second valet: Gordon Gardner
Footman: Leigh Crutchley
Rosetta: Jane Wenham
Lord President: John Ruddock
Lena: Anna Massey
Governess: Grizelda Hervey
Policemen: Brian Wilde
Policemen and: Hamlyn Benson
Justice: William Fox
Schoolmaster: Geoffrey Wincott
Master of the Revels: Patrick Barr

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