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Back To Methuselah: 5 - As far as thought can reach

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by Bernard Shaw.
The action takes place in a sunlit glade at the foot of a wooded hill in the year 31,920.
With one vast leap ahead in time Shaw brings his 'metabiological pentateuch' to its triumphant conclusion. There are no longer any short-lifers. When only four years old human beings are mature and death once again occurs only by accident. Lilith, whose patience was so sorely tried by the antics of her human children, sums up both past and future in her great final speech: "Of life only is there no end..."

Contributors

Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Dances arranger: Felicity Gray
Settings and costumes designed by: Stephen Bundy
Strephon: Michael Redington
He-Ancient: William Devlin
Chloe: Jane Barrett
Acis: Tony Britton
She-Ancient: Ellen Pollock
Amaryllis: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Ecrasia: Avis Scott
Arjillax: Robert Urquhart
Martellus: Andrew Osborn
Pygmalion: David Markham
Ozymandias: Peter Rendall
Cleopatra-Semiramis: Rosaline Haddon
Adam: John Justin
Eve: Heather Stannard
Cain: Sydney Taller
Serpent: Ellen Pollock
Lilith: Frances Rowe

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Back To Methuselah: 5 - As far as thought can reach

BBC Television, 3 June 1952 20.15






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