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Ironhand

on BBC Radio 3

by John Arden
after Goethe's Goetz von Berlichinacn
Music by David Timson
David Suchet as lronhand
Through the glass of this medieval story. Goethe saw modern free man in chains; the princes absolute, stupid, surrounded by unscrupulous counsellors; the church stagnant: the law unjust and corrupt. Goetz Ironhand is a man who raises his iron fist against a decadent civilisation.
Adapted for radio and directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(David Suchet is an associate member of The Royal Shakespeare Company. Harold innocent is at the National Theatre, London. John Turner is in Evita at the Prince Edward Theatre, London)
During the interval 8.20-8.38' Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F, Op 54: record

Contributors

Unknown:
John Arden
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Berlichinacn Music
Unknown:
David Timson
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David Suchet
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Goetz Ironhand
Directed By:
Martin Jenkins
Directed By:
David Suchet
Unknown:
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Weislingen:
John Woodvine
Adelheid:
Anna Massey
Elisabeth:
Anna Cropper
Maria:
Maureen O'Brien
Selbitz:
Patrick Troughton
Sickingen:
John Turner
Lerse:
David Buck
the Bishop:
Harold Innocent
Karl:
Jill Lidstone
Georg:
Gary Cady
Frans:
Spencer Banks
Liebetraut/Office:
David Timson
Margaret:
Wendy Murray
Dr Olearius/Second merchant.....:
John Warner
Emperor/Chief Judge:
Hugh Dickson
Metzler ,:
John Hollis
Sievers:
David Gooderson
First merchant/Bride's father .........:
Alan Dudley
Peter:
Stephen Garlick
Goetz' officer:
Crawford Logan
Baron von Sirau:
David McAlister
Martin Luther/Serjeant:
Christopher Scott
Landlord/Wild:
Lee Harrington

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