VIRGIL as an epic poet is a lesser genius than Homer, just as his ' Pius Æneas, model of the civic virtues and not infrequently a desperate prig, cannot interest one as do Hector and Achilles and the crafty Odysseus. But the Æneid is full of fine poetry, besides being the official dramatization of the beginnings of the Roman race.
THE inexperienced producer finds no greater difficulty than in the actual direction of his actors in their parts. Herein, of course, lies the real art of production, which can never be taught. Mrs. Penelope Wheeler will, however, give some instruction in the elementary rules of the game—such matters as breathing, articulation, emphasis, gesture and repose.
MARIE WILSON STRING QUARTET
ADELAIDE RIND (Soprano)
QUARTET String Quartet in D Minor - Mozart
4.25 ADELAIDE RIND Voi che sapete - Mozart
Alia speranza - Mozart
Un moto di gioja - Schumann
Die Lotosblume - Schumann
Der Lotosblume - Schumann
Der Nussbaum - Schumann
4.40 QUARTET String Quartet in A - Schumann
THE OPEN AIR
'Give to mo the life I love,
Let the lave go by me;
Give the jolly Heaven above And the byway nigh me.
Bed in the bush with stars to see, Bread I dip in the river-
There's the life for a man like me, There's the life for ever ! '
R. L. S.
—a principle which GORDON BBYAN ,
JOHN THORNE and certain others will illustrate
NOBODY who has followed international affairs, and in particular the post-war battle for international peace, needs to be told of tho eminence of Lord Cecil in the world of public life. Since ho resigned from the Govemment—where he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster-he has redoubled his efforts in the peace campaign, of the present position of which he will talk tonight.
A RABIA, the country that has changed so little in a thousand years, has now seen the invasion of motor-caravans and acroplanes. and oil pipe-lines-with what ultimate results it is not yet possible to see. But whatever may be its future, its past is secure in the possession of the language of the Koran, one of the most important in Islam : of a long roil of poetry and philosophy, of Greek science preserved when Europe was submerged by the barbarians, and of the Arabesque design. The culture of Arabia is less familiar to us than that of India or of China, with which Sir Denison Ross has already dealt in this series, but this will not be the least interesting of his talks.
WOLSELEY CHARLES (at the Piano)
HAROLD KIMBERLEY and OLIVE GROVES, in Duets from Comic Operas
A. J. ALAN
HENRY OSCAR will put some questions to listeners
HILDEGARD ARNOLD ('Cello)
THIS evening's Variety show will once more provo that Variety can be not merely moro varied than. but as brilliant as, any revue. At the top of the bill is Peggy O'Neil - the famous actress' whose 'Peg o' My Heart' and 'Paddy the Next Best Thing' made her name long before she made a new reputation in a quite new line as 'Mercenary Mary,' in the piece that had such a triumphant success at the Hippodrome. Wolseley Charles will be remembered by all frequenters of the Co-Optimists as Melville Gideon's opposite number, and ho has since contributed to many revues. Harold Kimberley and Olive Groves have an assured radio audience, as has A.J. Alan, whose characteristic style has never yet been successfully imitated at the microphone. Henry Oscar is a still rising radio star, Who as actor and producer has a -distinguished record in the radio drama; and Hildegard Arnold is one of the most brilliant 'cellists whom the B.B.C. has yet found. And to wind up, there is Morris Harvey , who maintains the tradition of Pelissier's Follies-with whom he once played-on the stage of today, and who, apart from such recent successes as Cochran's Revue at the Pavilion, will always be remembered for his exquisite comedy acting in The Nine O'clock Revue.
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