Under the auspices of The Shakespeare Club, in honour of the Poet's Birthday. Toast : " The Immortal Memory of Shakespeare."
Proposed by The Hon. JAMES BECK
(late Solicitor-General of the United States).
Followed by the Toast : " To the Drama."
Proposed by Mrs. KENDAL.
Replied to by HENRY AINLEY and W. BRIDGES ADAMS.
Relayed from the Town Hall, Stratford-on-Avon.
by E. Arnot Robertson.
A Poetry Reading by Monica Brett (Winner of the Junior Prize at the Oxford Recitations, July, 1925).
(Songs at the Piano).
THE RADIO QUARTET.
Band of St. Mary, Islington, Guardians' School. A Special Playlet for St. George's Day.
by FRANK WESTFIELD'S
From Prince of Wales's Playhouse, Lewisham.
By Admiral of the Fleet EARL BEATTY, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., D.S.O.
Mr. G. A. ATKINSON : " Seen on the Screen."
Mr. G. A.
Selected Pianoforte Works.
Interpreted by MAURICE COLE.
Three Etudes, Op. 104.
B Flat Minor.
F Major. A Minor.
Bart., G.B.I., C.M.G., M.P., Under-Secretary of State for Air : " The R.A.F, Apprentice Scheme " (Continued).
" St. George for. Merrie England."
" This Blessed Plot, this Earth, this Realm, this England."
Programme introduced by Basil Dean.
The Coronation Fanfares.
MILTON ROSMER. Sbakespeare and St.
LILIAN BAYLIS . LONDON RADIO PLAYERS.
King Lear," Act IV., Sc. 6,
The Country, near Dover.
Gloucester, his eyes put out by the Duke of Cornwall, has been thrust out of the gate of his castle and told to smell his way to Dover. Edgar, his banished son, meets him on the heath and without disclosing his relationship, undertakes to guide him to Dover. Arrived at Dover, Gloucester tells Edgar to lead
,him to the edge of the cliff, meaning to throw himself over. Edgar pretends to do so. Gloucester is led to some uneven ground, falls forward a few feet, and is persuaded by Edgar that he has fallen to the foot of the cliff, and yet escaped death by a miracle.
As a result of the King's quarrels with his Nobles the French army under Louis, tlie Dauphin, is on English soil. King John is dying, poisoned by a monk. The Dauphin hears that his supplies have been wrecked on the Goodwins and the rebel English nobles have returned to their allegiance. The King's dying moments are cheered by the news of the Dauphin's offer of peace, and in the concluding lines of the play, Philip Falcon-bridge points the moral :
" Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true."
Some brief glimpses in dramatic form of English life from the days of Robin Hood to the " Satanic Mills " of Industrial England.
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA.
Comd. P. T. DEAN , V.C.,
R.N.V.R. ; " Zeebrugge " (April 23rd, 1918).
A Ballad Opera. By Clifford Bax.
Music by Martin Sliaw.
This Excerpt is taken from part of Act III.-The Outskirts of Bartholomew Fair.
Cast includes :
JEAN LENSEN 'S
CIRO'S CLUB BAND, from Ciro's Club.