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The 'Bacchae'


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of Euripides
Translated by D. W. Lucas
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikee
Cast in order of speaking and singing:
with the London Chamber Players
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Translated By: D. W. Lucas
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Raymond Raikee
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Narrator: Frederick Allen
Dionysus (as a god, son of Zeus): René Soames
Dionysus (as a man, son of Semele): Alastair Duncan
Chorus of Eastern Women, followers of Dionysus: London Chamber Singers
Leader of Chorus: Marjorie Westbury
Teiresias, prophet of Apollo in Thebes: Cecil Trouncer
Cadmus, formerly king of Thebes. father of Agave and Semele: Norman Shelley
Pentheus, his grandson, present king of Thebes: Malcolm Hayes
A soldier: Anthony Jacobs
A herdsman: Franklyn Bellamy
An old slave: Arthur Young
Agave, daughter of Cadmus, mother of Pentheus: Gladys Young

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