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: An Hour of Melody

by the Wireless Quartette and Ina Ferguson (Soprano).
(to 16.30)


Musicians: The Wireless Quartette
Soprano: Ina Ferguson

: Topics for Women: Massage

Jeane MacIver, C.S.M.M.G.


Speaker: Jeane MacIver

: Prof. W. Macneile Dixon, Litt.D.

on "Greek Theatres and Temples."

: News and Weather Forecast

S.B. from London.

Percy Scholes
S.B. from London.

Radio Society Talk
S.B. from London.

Local News


Music critic: Percy Scholes

: An Entire Greek Tragedy: The Antigone of Sophocles

The play will be presented without cuts, a Sophocles wrote it. The beautiful Choric Odes, which are the very essence of Greek Tragedy, will be sung by a selected Chorus, trained and conducted by Percy Gordon, Mus.Bac. (Oxon), who has composed special music for them.
The Cast of Players will be a strong one. The translation of the Play used will be that by Prof. Harrower, LL.D., of Aberdeen.
The whole production will be under the direction of A. Parry Gunn, who has done much pioneer work in the large-scale presentation of both ancient and modern drama.

Argument of the Play.
On the death of Oedipus, Eteocles, his son, drove his brother from Thebes. The latter withdrew to Argos, whence he returned with a great Army to attack his native city. The Argives were defeated, but the two brothers, meeting in single combat, slew each other before the walls. Creon, their uncle, having assumed the Royal Title, issued, for his first proclamation, an order that Eteocles body should be buried with all due rites and honour, but that none should bury Polynices upon pain of death. Antigone, disdaining to obey the edict, gives ceremonial burial to the corpse of her brother. The Play represents the tragic consequences of Creon's stubborn determination in carrying out the terms of his decree.

"The whole world is the good man's fatherland" (Democritus).


Dramatist: Sophocles
Chorus trained and conducted by: Percy Gordon
The whole production under the direction of: A. Parry Gunn

: An Interlude by Hector Gordon, the Canny Scot


Comedian: Hector Gordon

: Hector Gordon

the Canny Scot.


Comedian: Hector Gordon

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Announcer: Herbert A. Carruthers

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