TRANSPORT and sanitatioh and the other material amenities will not alone suffice to revive the departed glories of English village life unless the country remains as attractive as the English countryside has always been. If the corrugated iron shack, the raw brick villa, and the flagrant petrol pump are allowed to disfigure the landscape, country life will lose its chief advantage over life in town. Mrs. Trevelyan, the wife of the. ex-President of the Board of Trade, will discuss this aspect of the question in her talk this afternoon.
T ISTENERS who are interested in English dialects will remember several dialect talks arranged by Mr. le Breton Martin some time ago. This evening's talk, which will be on similar lines, is devoted to the most famous of all the county dialects of England-the broad speech of Sussex, which has become familiar to Londoners in many a roadside inn, which has been celebrated in song by Hilaire Belloo and reproduced in the novels of Sheila Kaye-Smith .
SUGGESTIBILITY, on a vast scale, is a feature of modern civilization. The headline, the news story, the advertisement, and the cartoon all work their effect on vast masses of people all of whom have, nowadays, an influence on public affairs. In this talk Mr. Kingsley
Martin will analyze modern propaganda and how it succeeds.
This is the second of a number of talks in which certain foreign observers of especial perception and wit will tell us how our country, our manners, and our civilization generally impress them. Today's talk is being given by a German author whose name leapt into fame hero with the publication of a translation of his great novel, 'Jew Suss' - a monumental story of the eighteenth century that caused a real sensation amongst the critics and the reading public. Herr Feuchtwanger, unlike some authors of monumental works, has a keen sense of humour and a very nimble mind, and the mirror that he holds up to us tonight will probably give us more than one surprise.
A Comedy in Three Acts, by IAN
Adapted from the Author's
Novel, ' Happy-go-Lucky '
Arranged and Abridged for
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
(For full particulars see page 421.)
IN 1913 Ian Hay published a novel called
' Happy-Go-Lucky.' It was in his most characteristic vein—astory of a Bloomsbury boarding-house, of pathetic pretensions and shabbygentility with the bailiffs in. Its popularity as a book brought about its dramatization, and, as Tilly of Bloomsbury, it was produced at the Apollo in July, 1919. It ran for over 400 performances, and was revived at the Strand in 1922.
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