Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY : Modem Men of Letters-IV, Henrik Ibsen '
IN this fourth talk of his series, Mr. MacCarthy is to deal with the great Scandinavian dramatist, one of whose first plays, The Pretenders, is being broadcast in the series of Twelve Great Plays on November 19. It is difficult to realize now that when Ibsen first wrote, the whole of the English press combined to revile him. Yet he broke into the Victorian theatre like a great wind from the sea, bringing it new life, new ideas, and a new technique of playwriting.
SONG CYCLE, ' DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN ' (' THE FAIR MAID OF THE MILL ') and OTHER SONGS by SCHUBERT
Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
UNGEDULD (Impatience).-All nature must bear the message to the beloved—' Thine is my heart, and shall be thine for ever.' But impatient love need wait for no messages; her eyes will know the unspoken thought, her heart will feel a heart's devotion.
Morgengruss (Morning Greeting).—The 'prentice stands beneath the maid's window, and, though she is asleep, bids her ' Good morning.' If she doesn't care for him. he will leave her: but ho hopes she will not reject him. Like a true lover, he rhapsodies upon her charms.
Des Müllers Blumen (The Miller's Flowers).—
He brings her a bouquet of forget-me-nots, and likes to think of the rest of the flowers standing beneath her window and whispering his love to her.
Thranenregen (Tear-drops).—The miller and the maid sat together by the brook, his heart full of love and longing. The rain began, and she left him with a light word-wondering.
Mein (Mine).—His uncertainty is resolved.
She loves him, and all the world -is full of his rapture.
WHILE everyone realizes that laws exist, and must be obeyed, and even that they are essential to the continued existence of any society, there are few people who know in any detail how a law is actually made. This extremely interesting and important proceeding is the theme of this evening's talk by Professor Laski of the London School of Economics.
ANDRADE: ' Science in the Modern World
—1, Science in the Home'
THE present era of history is frequently termed the era of scientific industrialism. The methods by which science is applied to the framework of modern civilization form the subject of a series of talks by Professor Andrado, of which this evening's is the first. Professor
Andrade was for some years Physics Professor at the Artillery College, Woolwich. Recently he has been appointed to the Quain Chair of Physics in the University of London. Listeners may already know his clearly-written book on ' Eugenics.' His subject tonight is science as embodied in almost every commonplace utensil about the house, and domestic civilization as the direct result of the scientific method.
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