' Fun with Figures '
' Seventh of a seventh seven times '
M. J. REDMAN
' Sixes and Sevens '-to say nothing of nine—a whimsical story by BLANCHE LEAY
A Competition (which we, ourselves, have not yet guessed!)
Added to that, the GERSHOM PARKINGTON QuiNTET will play selections from Gilbert and Sullivan
Sung by TATIANA MAKUSHINA
IN these striking Songs and Dances of Death (poems by Kutuzov), the spectre comes in various guises -first to a peasant in the Trepak with a dance, and a song that lulls him to eternal sleep; in the Cradle Song the hand that takes the sick child from its mother and soothes it is Death's ; in the Serenade, the next piece, Death, disguised, pays court to a maiden, and finally reveals himself in his own dreadful shape.
In the last song Field-Marshal
Death reviews his ghostly troops after a battle.
BY this time of the year many people. havo -probably discovered that, after a year of office work, their swimming is not what it used to be. At the same time, many older people have also realized that the younger generation is growing up practically amphibious, and that when children of ten and twelve swim like fish it is no longer quite the thing to bathe by jumping up and down in water up to one's waist. These, and all the other people who want to got more enjoyment out of their bathing, will welcome this talk by Mr. Scott, who is himself an old Cambridge swimming Blue.
Alice Lilley (Soprano)
Ronald Chivers (Baritone)
The Wireless Military Band
Conducted by Charles Leggett
9.15 Mr. Thornton Wilder, reading his unpublished play, 'Leviathan'
It is not very often that a book that is acclaimed by the critics, with virtual unanimity as a piece of beautiful writing, becomes a best-seller. Mr. Thornton Wilder's remarkable book, 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey,' achieved the double both here and in the United States and secured for its author a place amongst the foremost living writers of English, and at the same time, world-wide fame. He is now in Europe on holiday (walking tours with Gene Tunney are one of his
principal recreations), and tonight he will read his unpublished play 'Leviathan' - one of three that are to come out in the autumn, which are being eagerly awaited, as they will be his first work published since 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey.'
Listeners to tonight's programme will, therefore, be present at an important literary 'first night.'
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