THE Elizabethan theatre was a very different affair from the theatre that we know today, and the stage as a profession was an oven stranger affair. In this talk Miss Rhoda Power will describe the experiences of a boy who, quite involuntarily, becomes a player in Shakespeare's time.
THE ideal of chivalry comprised most of the Christian virtues, but practically its standards were not so high. In the Round Tablo of legend, however, each quality has some particular exemplar-Lancelot the warrior par excellence, Tristram the lover, and so forth. In the same way, Galahad is the personification of purity, and his name remains a household word to this day.
4 S every year comes round, the it face of England is swept by a natural phenomenon unknown to the calendar, inexplicable by the astronomers or the meteorologists, unprovided against by the Police Regulations — Spring Cleaning. Every year tho cartoonists and the humorists and tho comedians celebrate the woes of the bread-winner when the tornado strikes hia home; yet undeterred, the housewives persist. Since Spring Cleaning cannot bo suppressed, even husbands will admit that it had better be well done, and they will encourage their wives to listen to Mrs. Cottington-Taylor's talk this afternoon.
' The Sea-Road ' and divers other songs sung by REX PALMER
Tho Story of ' 'The Diver.' from ' Stories Barry
Told Me' (Eva Pain)
' Sea Pieces ' (Macdowell) by CECIL DIXON
' Rounding the Cape,' from ' The Brassbounder '
THE name of Herbert Spencer seems to recall all the memories of the mausive intellectualism of the Victorian age, so remote from tho temper of tho post-war world ; and it is true that Spencer was born over a century ago. Yet he died so recently as in 1903 (his career overrunning tho reign of Victoria at both extremes) and, though his ' Social Statics ' appeared in 1850, his great ' Synthetic Philosophy ' was only finished in 1890, and Spencer was still in the full vigour of his powers within the lifetime of most of us. Mrs. Sidney Webb , who gives this talk, is well known as an economist and an authority on social history.
GERTRUDE JOHNSON (Soprano) ANGUS MORRISON (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS (Chorus-Master,
STANFORD ROBINSON )
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
VIOLETTA VALERY , in Verdi's Opera, is n. Parisian courtesan who, accustomed to love
Jightly, has at last had her heart touched by the sincerity of a suitor. Left alone for a while, she muses on this new joy. A free English version of tho words of the Air runs : ' Ah, perhaps 'tis he my heart foretold, when in the throng of pleasure,
Oft have I joy'd to shadow forth one whom alone I'd treasure.' First Performance Conducted by the COMPOSER)
CONSTANT LAMBERT is a young composer, not much over twenty-one. His Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, was recently produced by the Diaghilev Russian Ballet. Rio Grande is a setting of a poem by Edith Sitwell, beginning— On the Rio Grande
They don't dance no sarabande
What they danco instead is suggested in the music, which, wo are told, brings in fox-trot and Charleston rhythms.
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