TRAVELLERS in the Middle Ages were not the sticklers for truth they perhaps tnight have been. Nevertheless, their fantastic angle of vision, however much it may have impeded knowledge at the time, has the merit of providing us today with amusing, as well as instructive, reading—instructive, because of the light it throws on the Middle Ages' mentality and amusing, because of the grotesque vein of superstitious credence with which it is threaded. In this weekly series, travel books of all times will be discussed, from Marco Polo and Sir John Mandeville to D. H. Lawrence and Dr. Ethel Smyth. Miss Grierson, who is giving the series, is the daughter of Professor Grierson, of Edinburgh. She has several times deputised before the microphone for Mr. Desmond MacCarthy.
Songs from ' Now wo are Six ' (A. A. Milne), set to music by H. Fraser-Simson and sung by DALE SMITH , with the Composer at the Piano. 'Tigger is Unbounced,' from ' The House at
Pooh Corner ' (A. A. Milne)
To complete the Programme—' Nursery Chairs,' 'Market Square,' and ' Disobedience,' from
' When we were very young' (A. A. Milne)
THERE are few greater authorities, today, on the subject of mediaeval life than Dr. Coulton who, in this, his second talk in the series, will speak on the subject of the Mediaeval Village, considered as a unit of civil society. Under Feudalism, as Dr. Coulton shows, the comparatively democratic character of the Teutonic village was all but destroyed, since the freeman frequently became a serf, finding therein protection, but loss of liberty. The peasant's life-his two-and three-field system of tillage, his common rights. his rents to the manor, his service in the form of labour, and his duties as village official in the Manor Court—will all be illustrated in this week's talk.
(From the Vaudeville Theatre)
(Prior to their Departure on Tour)
Sketches and Lyrics by GREATREX NEWMAN
Music by MELVILLE GIDEON
Production and Dances by LADDIE CLIFF
Orchestra under the direction of PIERRE DE CAILLAUX
PHYLLIS MONKMAN , ELSA MACFARLANE , DAVY BURNABY, STANLEY HOLLOWAY, MELVILLE GIDEON, TEDDY Fox , BETTY Chester , PEGGY PETRONELLA , GILBERT CHILDS , HARRY PEPPER
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