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: Miss Consuelo de Reyes: Masques and Pageants - Lighting

Much ingenuity can be expended in the problem of lighting out-of-door theatres. This was done with motor lamps or the ordinary theatre lime lights. Flares are sometimes used and look well.


Speaker: Consuelo de Reyes

: Egwyl Gymraeg (A Welsh Interlude): Pynciau'r Dydd Yng Nghymru (Current Topics in Wales)

Gan: Yr Athro Ernest Hughes (A Review, in Welsh, by Professor E. Ernest Hughes)
S.B. from Swansea

7.25 S.B. from London


Speaker: Professor E. Ernest Hughes

: National Orchestra of Wales

(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The old legend of 'Faust' and his bargain with the Evil One has attracted dramatists and composers throughout the ages, and Liszt more than once made parts of the talo the bases of his own music. His Faust Symphony, setting forth in orchestral music different episodes of the story, has already been broadcast, and so has this waltz.
The episode which it describes shows us Faust and Mephistopheles on a country walk together. They come to a village inn where there has just been a wedding and the guests and villagers are dancing in merry rustic fashion. Faust is immediately attracted by one of the village lasses, and Mephistopheles urges him to invite her to dance. Then, taking one of the players' fiddles from him, he boasts that he will show them how dance music should be played. His wild music sets the dance going more madly than ever, Faust and his lady as gaily as anyone. In the midst of the revelry, the pair dance out through the open door away to the woods, but even there the sound of Mephistopheles' wild fiddling pursues them.

In the Dark
A Play in One Act
Prepared for broadcasting by Gilbert Heron, from Ernest Bramah's Story, 'The Game Played in the Dark'
Members of an International Gang - Eustace Montmorency (known as the 'Stoker')
Members of an International Gang - Dominique Dompierre (an Criminal accomplice)
Members of an International Gang - Nina Dompierre (his wife)
Inspector Beedel (of Scotland Yard)
Two Plain Clothes Men and Max Carrados (the Celebrated Blind Detective)
Three members of an International Criminal Gang have taken a house in Regent's Park



Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Prepared for broadcasting by (In the Dark): Gilbert Heron
Based on the story "The Game Played in the Dark" by (In the Dark): Ernest Bramah

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