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: The Daventry
Quartet will play Selections from the Works of Coleridge-Taylor.' The Story of ' The Blue Rose ' (Maurice Baring) will be told by Marjorie Allen. ‘Wiggly WiUie's Web,' the latest 'Wiggly Weasel ' Story, specially written by Mabel Marlowe and told by E. M. L. Eliot

: Mr. VAL GIELGUD, ‘Habits and Hobbies'

THOSE who remember the cynical, epigrammatic flavour of the talks which Mr.
Gielgud gave earlier in the year will welcome him back to the programmes. Playwright, actor and journalist, he has a shrewd insight into the modern generation and, though he applauds its good-humoured independence, he does not spare its follies.

: Trifles

A Play in One Act by SUSAN GLASPELL
Characters :
SCENE : The kitchen in the now-abandoned farmhouse of John Wright, a gloomy room, and left without having been put in order - unwashed pans under the sink, a loaf of bread outside the bread-box, a dish-towel on the table, and other signs of incompleted work. The outer door opens and the Sheriff comes in, followed by the County Attorney and Hale. The Sheriff and Hale are men in middle life. the County Attorney is a young man ; ail are much bundled up. and go at once to the stove. They are followed by the two women-the Sheriff's wife first. She is a slight wiry woman with a thin, nervous face. Mrs. Hala is larger and would ordinarily be called more comfortable-looking ; but she is disturbed now, and looks fearfully about as she enters. The women have come in slowly, and stand close together near the door.
THE Little Theatre movement in America has produced many notable playwrights, and Miss Susan Glaspell is one of them. Her plays were brought to notice by the Provincetown Players, one of the most famous of the ' Art ' Theatre companies, and she is now a dramatist and novelist with an assured reputation in England and the United States. Two of her plays were acted in London—The Verge and Suppressed Desires-and her recent book. ‘The Road to the Temple,' created much interest.



: Miss DIANA HOUGHTON-ROGERS, ' How I travelled in South America '

TRAVELLING in many parts of South
America is a business for an explorer rather than a tourist, and in her latest journey in search of Indian legends and folk-lore at first hand Miss Diana Houghton-Rogers found her way into some of the strangest places of that strange Continent. Amongst her means of travel were the invaluable canoe, the only means of penetrating to the settlements of the tribes who live amongst the trackless forests of the Upper Amazon; a motor car. which she took over roads hitherto thought impassable : and a small steamer in the wild seas of the South Atlantic. Listeners may be assured, therefore, that the story of her expedition is full of thrills.


(Baritone); HARRY SOLLOWAY (Violin)

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