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A fable by William Golding
Produced by Peter Duval Smith with Stanlev Beard. Richard Hurndall
Wvndham Milligan , Peter Neil
Bryan Powley. Leonard Williams and Anthony Woodruff
Singer, Alfred Deller
Incidental music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark
To the court of one of the Caesars at about the beginning of the third century after Christ comes a genius from Alexandria with three inventions which he offers to the Emperor. This fable tells of what the first two inventions did -but what of the third?


Unknown: William Golding
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: Stanlev Beard.
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Wvndham Milligan
Unknown: Peter Neil
Unknown: Bryan Powley.
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Singer: Anthony Woodruff
Singer: Alfred Deller
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
The Emperor: Robert Farquharson
Mamillius: David Spenser
Phanocles: Richard Wordsworth
Posthumus: Francis de Wolff

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