An Opera in Four Acts by GUISEPPE Giocosa and LUIGI ILLICA
Music by PUCCINI
Founded on the novel, ' LA VIE DE BOHEME,' by HENRI MURGER
(English Version of Acts I and II, by WILLIAM GRISH and PERCY PINKERTON , and Acts III and IV by PERCY PINKERTON
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Chorus Master: STANFORD ROBINSON THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader : S. KNEALE KELLEY
Conducted by PERCY PITT
(Relayed from the Parlophone Studio by the courtesy of the Parlophone Company)
Students, Work-girls, Citizens, Shopkeepers, Street Vendors, Soldiers. Restaurant Waiters,
Boys, Girls, etc.
TIME : About 1830 in Paris
NARRATOR: FILSON YOUNG
Rudolph, a Poet:
Schaiinard, a Musician:
Benoit, a Landlord:
Marcel, a Painter:
Colline, a Philosopher:
Alcindoro, a Councillor of State:
Custom House Sergeant:
'English Personalities of the Eighteenth Century -II, Lord Chesterfield'
LORD CHESTERFIED has gone down to history chiefly because (so it was said) he kept Dr. Johnson waiting in an anteroom, and thus occasioned the famous letter in defence of men of letters. But popular history is usually a very unfair and prejudicial thing. Lord Chesterfield was also a great statesman and politician. He was renowned for his wit and for his courtesy. If he was (as is alleged) rude to the great Doctor, his last words on his deathbed would seem to show there was perhaps some occasion for it, or some mistake: 'Give Dayrolles a chair,' he said, when his friend was brought in to him. As politician, Chesterfield's fame rests chiefly on his brilliant administration of Ireland. As an author he is to be remembered by the 'Letters to his Son.'
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