A well as being a novelist, and the author of several books on boxing, including the standard history of ' The Prize Ring,' Mr. Bohun Lynch is a caricaturist and an authority on the history of this most interesting branch of art, on which he published a book last year. Readers will remember his amusing drawings of Max Beerbohm , Norman Davey and Somerset Maugham, which illustrated his article in a recent issue of The Radio Times. In today's talk he will tell of caricature, from the carvings in Gothic cathedrals and the margin-drawings in mediaeval documents, through the fierce wood-engravings of the Wars of Religion, to the great days of Rowlandson and Gillray, and their successor, Mr. Max Beerbohm , the unchallenged king of the caricaturists ot today.
Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
Der Gartner (The Gardener)
Gesang Weylas (Weyla's Song)
Storehenbotschaft (Storks' Message)
These are four more of the settings of poems by Edward Morike. CEORECY , one of the best-known of Wolfs songs, is in the first volume of his settings of poems by Edward Morike. ' Tempt me not, 0 world, again,' is its theme ; 'Let my heart, unspoken, cherish all its rapture, all its pain.'
The Gardener is a light, graceful song in praise of a lovely Princess, who comes riding down the avenue. The gardener covets a remembrance of her-only a feather from the hood that covers her dainty head, and would give her in return all his flowers, for,' he says, they bloom but for thee.' -
Weyla's Song is a mystic vision of a sacred isle shining afar, before whose shrine Kings bend and worship.
The Storks' Message tells of the happy life of a shepherd on the moors, who is contented, and would not change places with a king, if he had the chance. One day two storks come to visit him, and standing on the doorstep solemnly bow. He guesses that they bring him news of a new-born child, and imagines the mother's longing to be with him. He bids the storks tell her he will soon be with her. But stay! Surely there is special significance in there being two of them ! One for each of the twins ? The storks merely nod and curtsy, then fly away.
The loss of the Titanic in 1912 was a terrible reminder that, despite the march of invention, twentieth-century man was still far from being exempt from those perils of the sea that have taken so heavy a toll of human life ever since men first ventured on the face of the waters in hide coracles or dug-out canoes. Mr. Scott-Hughes will tell of some of the great steps forward that have been made in the last few years-the destruction of drifting icebergs, improvements in ship's lifeboats and rocket-line apparatus, and, of course, the supreme boon of wireless, with its latest development, the -' radio lighthouse.'
A Rcvuetto by OSCAR M. SHERIDAN and HUBERT DAVID
REGINALD DENHAM and the Dominion SINGERS will be the Chorus
THE LONDON Radio DANCE BAND
Directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
OPENING SCENE—An American Millionaire's
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