A NOTHER of the disabilities under which country life has long suffered has been the comparative lack of medical facilities. In this talk Miss Nightingale will describe what is being done, and what can be done, to provide health services in the country worthy to bo compared with those available in town.
The Wrong Way Round. Songs from 'Alice in Wonderland' (Liza Lehmann) by the Wireless Singers. The Story of 'The Doctor' (Ernest Galloway). Selections from 'Alice through the Looking-Glass' (Lewis Carroll)
THE science of health is no longer regarded as an Eleusinian mystery to be confided to none but the initiate. Doctors themselves are now foremost in urging the public to learn at least the elementary rules of health, as Dr. Porter will do tonight.
Impossible ?' S.B. from Manchester
IN his fifth talk
Mr. Kingsley Martin will discuss nationalism and internationalism-the strength of nationalism, and its yet comparatively recent development; and the bases for internationalism that already exist in the League of Nations, specialised international agreements of very many kinds, and economic and cultural unities that, however real, are often insufficiently felt.
' WHY ACT SHAKESPEARE ? '
REBECCA WEST versus BEN GREET
William Shakespeare in the Chair
THE library and the theatre have long contended for the honour of possessing
Shakespeare at his best. The literary critic shudders at the cutting and adapting that preface the presentation of one of Shakespeare's plays on the modern stage. Why act Shakespeare, he says, if he is to be at the mercy of adapters and producers and scene-designers and stars? Read him, and enjoy the plays as he wrote them. The man of the theatre contends that Shakespeare, another man of the theatre, wrote for the stage, and on the stage alone can he be enjoyed. These are the points of view that one may expect Miss Rebecca West , the briHiant writer and literary critic, and Mr. Den Greet, the veteran Shakespeare producer, to take tonight.
An Excerpt from the New Musical Comedy
Relayed from His MAJESTY'S THEATRE
What has already happened :
KAY (Gertrude Lawrence ) is the sister of the Duke of Datchet (Claud Hulbert ), and, like her brother, a bootlegger. The Duke is an impecunious nobleman who uses his yacht for rum-running, and has had the liquor stored in the cellar of a Long Island house. The owner of the house is Jimmie Winter (Harold French), - a supposed bachelor, but really a much-married man. After his first wife - whom he married for a bet-has consented to the annulment of the union en receipt of adequate compensation, Jimmie becomes half married to Constance Appleton, daughter of an American Judge, and in Kay he finds a third vis Ã -vis. On swimming ashore to escape a bogus revenue officer, Kav discovers in Jimmie the man whom she had saved from drowning some time before Kav enhsts the help of an old rum-running friend
Shorty McGee (played by John Kirby ), and the two of them, posing as husband and wife turn the tables on the bogus revenue officer by pretending to be the maid and butler at a lunch party given by Jimmie. At this point the microphone comes into action.
SWENDSEN, though less closely 'national' than his compatriot Grieg, wrote a good deal of music embodying his impressions of his native Norway, besides many other works in symphonic style. Several of his works suggest the spirit of festivity, among them the well-known Carnivalin Paris and Norwegian Artists' Carnival, and this Festal Polonaise.
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